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Bowl with animals and Dionysiac emblems

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[Label text]: Bowl with figure-decorated rim: Animals, theatrical masks, children hunting, altars, and a temple. Many silver bowls buried in Gaul during the barbarian incursions of the late third century have this kind of decoration. The apparently disconnected figures evoke a Bacchic paradise...

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By date unknown: Ennest Brummer Collection; 1979: with Galerie Koller AG, Rämistrasse 8, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland in collaboration with Spink & Son, Schifflände 12, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Ernest Brummer Collection, Grand Hotel Dolder, Zurich, Oct. 16-19, lot 37); by 1991: Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried Collection (acquired from Rabi Gallery, between 1987 and 1991); year-end gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried to MFA, December 26, 1991; accessioned by MFA January 22, 1992

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Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, A.D. 220–320

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Cast silver


The Ancient World