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Bronze object in the shape of a horn

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze, inlaid with silver, niello and copper
Dimensions:
9 x 3 9/16 x 2 7/8 in. (22.9 x 9 x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Although the object’s function is uncertain, it clearly forms part of a richly decorated ornament. Below the acanthus fronds is a series of rosettes, inlaid with silver, niello, and copper.
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