flask is long and thin with a cylindrical base; bottom of piece has metal band with line of dots around center; above band is main base of piece with ornate design in shape of circle at center and curved designs at top; another metal band separates the base from the neck of the flask and a smaller metal band separates the neck from three bands of ivory, followed by a thicker band of metal; the ivory stopper of the flask is carved into the likeness of a head; the head is oval with small eyes, sharp eyebrows, a wide nose, and a small mouth; on top of head is a small, round headdress

Flask, 18th century

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Ivory, metalexpand_more

Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.31

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Title
Flask
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.31
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flask is long and thin with a cylindrical base; bottom of piece has metal band with line of dots around center; above band is main base of piece with ornate design in shape of circle at center and curved designs at top; another metal band separates the base from the neck of the flask and a smaller metal band separates the neck from three bands of ivory, followed by a thicker band of metal; the ivory stopper of the flask is carved into the likeness of a head; the head is oval with small eyes, sharp eyebrows, a wide nose, and a small mouth; on top of head is a small, round headdress