late 6th–5th century B.C.
H. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); diameter 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
This object may have been used to support one of the various small oil containers such as alabastra and aryballoi whose round bottoms did not permit them to stand of their own accord. Similar pieces consisting of an open ring are known in gold and are associated especially with Southern Italy; see the examples displayed in the Greek galleries on the main floor.
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