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Beaker decorated with foliage in trailed clay

Clay beaker with cylindrical upper body, hemispherical lower body, and ring foot: coated with glossy red-brown slip (terra sigillata technique), decorated in the barbotine technique (liquid clay relief), with three sprigs of ivy on sides, like a discontinuous garland. Traces of wheelmarks...

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By 1994: with Galerie Arete, Zurich; February 7, 1994, purchased from Galerie Arete by Brian T. Aitken/Acanthus Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, New York, N.Y. 10028; gift of Brian T. Aitken to MFA, December 1994 (accessioned Jan. 25, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of Brian T. Aitken

Roman, Imperial Period, Augustan, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor or Syria, possibly

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, terra sigillata with barbotine decoration


The Ancient World