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Drinking bowl of Persian type. Shallow bowl with wide flaring rim. On shoulder, elaborate gilded design of various patterns (dotted circles, leaves, zigzags) in separate blocks; and below a continuous guilloche pattern. On body, elongated tongues with raised edges; and on bottom,...

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By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann, March 13, 1958, for $ 1,500.00 (this is the total price of 58.319-58.320)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), pl. 37.


Height x diameter: 6.3 x 9.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World