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African red-slip bowl with a boy on a dolphin

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Stamped applique reliefs inside. Four Appliques: 2 dolphins, a 3rd dolphin with a boy clinging to it (Arion?), and a large fish. Unbroken and in good condition. [Label text]: This could be one of several boys reputed to have been saved from drowning by dolphins or else Palaimon, the infant...

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Provenance

By 1988: with Galerie Gunter Puhze, Stadtstr. 28, D-7800 Freiburg, West Germany; December 14, 1988: purchased from Galerie Gunter Puhze on behalf of MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, December 1988

Credit Line

Gift of Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, A.D. 350–400

Place of Manufacture

Tunisia

Dimensions

Diameter:: 7.5 cm.

Accession Number

1988.1086

Medium or Technique

Ceramic; African Red Slip Ware, figures in relief applied separately

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels