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Lot 0255
**Originally Listed At $800**

Near East / Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 4th to 6th century CE. A large, heavy cauldron, made of leaded bronze, with two flat, flared handles. At a ninety degree angle from the handles is a broad, rectangular projection with a deep gutter, presumably used for pouring out its contents. The deep, steep-sided cauldron stands on three spike-shaped legs. A bronze cauldron would have been expensive to make and a luxury item for many families, probably passed down through generations; they also were used for many different activities, ranging from cooking to holding the cremated remains of the dead in graves. This example was likely used domestically for cooking, similar to one found in the Yassi Ada shipwreck, an underwater excavation of a Byzantine merchant ship. Size: 17" W x 10.55" H (43.2 cm x 26.8 cm)

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

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#139270

Condition

Tiny loss from edge of spout, but otherwise in great condition. Encrusted deposits on surface commensurate with age. Attractive turquoise and pale green patina has developed over the ages as well.

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Holyland Byzantine Leaded Bronze Caldron

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100Oct 17