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The fine vases in this pair are carved from dark grey-green veined marble, with the vases taking after the famous Medici Vase. The Medici Vase (so called because it appeared in a 1598 inventory of the Villa Medici in Rome) is a 1st century CE marble bell-shaped krater that was sculpted in Athens and currently resides in the Uffizi in Florence. The present vases take a similar form, each with a bell-shaped body culminating in a flared rim, each with twin handles, and each supported on a fluted waisted socle. The lip of each is moulded with egg-and-dart beading, while the belly is finished with gadroons. The main body of each vase features an in-the-round bas relief sculptural frieze depicting figures in procession. The vases are raised on stepped marble plinths, each finished to the front face with an Apollo mask.
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