Bronze kothon (vessel for perfumed oil)

Bronze | 8.3 x 18in | 5th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

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.

Credit: Purchase, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Nicholas S. Zoullas Gifts...
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