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Roman bronze  miniature lidded vessel inlaid with niello Roman bronze  miniature lidded vessel inlaid with niello
Roman bronze  miniature lidded vessel inlaid with niello ROMAN BRONZE MINIATURE LIDDED VESSEL INLAID WITH NIELLO

The body incised with bound floral motifs heightened with niello.

2nd-3rd Century AD

H. to lip 3 in. (7.6 cm.)

Ex Flohr collection, Germany; ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from B. Gachstätter, Frankfurt, in July 2006.

Niello is a black metallic alloy of sulfur with silver, copper, or lead that is used to fill designs that have been engraved on the surface of a metal.

GFY03JE

$8,500


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