Shallow bowl with applied figures on interior. Seated Orpheus playing lyre, surrouned by boar, rabbit, antelope, bear, goat, stag, and lion. Tree to left of Orpheus. Minor restoration; otherwise in good condition; some cracks and chips in figures.
By 1981: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT, England (auction, December 10, 1981, lot 170); purchased from Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd. by MFA at the auction; ratified by Committee on the Collections, April 14, 1982
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund
Roman Provincial, Late Roman or Early Christian Period, A.D. 350–430