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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.


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.


7.6 cm (3 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made relief ware


The Ancient World