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Lustrous red slip. Round mouth, angular lip; short neck; offset wide sloping shoulder; cylindrical body, angling down to base. Two angular handles, rising at an angle from midneck to level of rim, and vertically down to shoulder.

Provenance

By date unknown: at a Bonham auction in London, lot 19; by date unknown: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Eisenberg Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, January 27, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.).

Accession Number

1991.93

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Eastern Sigillata A Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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