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Fragmentary Mould of a Bowl

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Fragmentary mould of a bowl, which shows signs of use. Mould depicts a bear hunt with a downed hunter; possibly Alexander's general Peucestes, who had a close escape from a bear. Signed: NICEPHOR PERENNI. (Nicephorus of the workshop of M. Perennius)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Augustan Period, 31 B.C.–A.D. 14

Place of Manufacture

Arezzo, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 076.


Height x diameter: 10 x 14 cm (3 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Molds