Bronze kothon (vessel for perfumed oil)
- Late Archaic or Classical
- 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Boeotian
- Overall: 3 1/4 x 7 1/16in. (8.3 x 18cm)
diameter 6 5/16in. (16cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Nicholas S. Zoullas Gifts, 1987
- Accession Number:
The kothon was designed with an incurving rim to prevent the precious contents from spilling. If the vase were tipped, the liquid would merely run into the hollow rim.