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Part of the figure of an Eros, standing on a flower, and surrounded by a floral scroll. Below, a narrow border of rosettes, and a wide border of scrolls and ears of wheat.

Provenance

By 1888: with Anselmo Gasparini (said to have been discovered in the gardens of Caesar); purchased by R. Lanciani from Anselmo Gasparini; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 101.

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.8 x 12.8 cm (3 1/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.595

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels