Chimera-Shape Vessel

Object Name: 
Chimera-Shape Vessel

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Object Name: 
Chimera-Shape Vessel
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
74.7.11
Dimensions: 
Overall W (max): 10.3 cm, L: 24.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1575-1600
Primary Description: 
Rock Crystal Vessel in the Shape of a Mythological Beast. Carved rock crystal, with ruby (glass ?) inserts. Boat-shape vessel (made from two pieces); grotesque heads at either end, one with open mouth for pouring, both with ruby (glass ?) eyes; sides and base gadrooned; underside with two short shanks for attachment to original (probably metal) foot.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blumka, Ruth, Former Collection
1974
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