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Ribbed and fluted vase with lion masks

Date:
19th century
Culture:
Italian, Venice (Murano)
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of James Jackson Jarves, 1881
Accession Number:
81.8.280
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The form is based on the common and very ancient Near Eastern carinated shape. However, this example has a higher, more constricted neck and a more rounded body, to which are applied lion masks and rings, symbols of Venice.
James Jackson Jarves (until 1881)
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