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Early relief ware bowl

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Italian 'Megarian'. Embossed decorations. A large floral rosette covers the bottom. At the top a band of festoons and masks; next a band of grapevine; then a band of square panels, in which are alternately bucrania and comic masks with Argolic shields. Between this band and the rosette the...

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Signed

C.POPILI MEVANIE

Provenance

By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31, and June 1, lot 308 [said to have been found at Corchiano, near Viterbo]); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Republican Period, 110–80 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.59

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels