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Bowl with relief medallion of a satyr and a hermaphrodite

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Erotic scene in molded relief in tondo: nude female seated on a bed pulls a nude muscular male to her. In the background a statue of a deity holding a thyrsos (?).

Provenance

By 1982: said to have been with Charles Ede, London; by 2000: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022; acquired by MFA, September 20, 2000 from the John Michael Rodocanachi Fund and a partial gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund and partial gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Cales, Campania, Italy

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.8 x 17.5 Diameter cm (2 5/16 x 6 7/8 Diameter in.)

Accession Number

2000.843

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze, Calenian ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels