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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.56.130
Title
Large Vessel (one handle missing)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
n.d.
Places
Creation Place: Unidentified Region
Period
Modern
Culture
Unidentified culture
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292390
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Copper alloy
Technique
Cast and hammered
Dimensions
47.1 x 27.1 cm (18 9/16 x 10 11/16 in.)
Technical Details

Technical Observations: The patina is a coppery dark brown with a thin layer of green in many areas. One handle was cast. The hinged lid and the spout near the bottom are lost. The object is slightly dented in numerous locations.

This does not appear to be an antiquity. There is only minor corrosion. It appears to have been made as a replica or as a utilitarian vessel in the style of an antiquity. Except for the cast handles and top spout, the various sheet metal components are held together mechanically by locking into one another, often with the assistance of lead solder. The sheet metal components appear to have hammer marks and to have been formed by raising.


Henry Lie (submitted 2012)

Provenance
Dr. Harris Kennedy, Milton, MA (by 1932), gift; to the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy, Class of 1894
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.56.130
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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