Bowl with cover

Maker: Giuseppe de' Levi (Italian, Verona 1522–1611/14 Verona)

Date: 1599

Culture: Italian, Verona

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: Height with cover (confirmed): 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
Overall (.84a) (confirmed): 5 1/8 × 9 1/2 × 9 3/4 in. (13 × 24.1 × 24.8 cm)
Overall (.84b) (confirmed): 4 × 7 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (10.2 × 18.4 × 18.4 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Bronze

Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941

Accession Number: 41.100.84a, b

Description

Giuseppe de'Levi was a Jewish artist who converted to Christianity. The decoration of this covered bowl, which may have served as a perfume burner, is entirely secular.

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