Grand Tour Tazza

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Tazza in rosso antico marble on a black and verde antico marble pedestal. Attributed to Benedetto Boschetti. This vase is modelled after a Roman labrum: a water basin that stood in the caldarium of a bathhouse. The marble kept the water cool and with a wooden bowl bathers were able to sprinkle themselves with the fresh water. Labrum (= lip) refers to the shape of the upper edge. Some restorations to the scale.

Origin
Rome
Period
Mid-19th century
Sizes
31 cm
Diameter
34.5 cm
Reference
130-540
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