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Fragment of early relief ware bowl

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Bottom decorated with a four-petaled rosette enclosed in a circle. Around it are six broad lotus leaves with overfalling tips. Above each lotus leaf springs a tall fern-like leaf, and between the lotus leaves spring tall acanthus leaves. Above, interlocking maeanders and an a volute frieze.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Italy.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Republican Period, 110–80 B.C.

Dimensions

7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

03.858

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made relief ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels