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Fragmentary section of casket with Triumph of Dionysos

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Fragment of the bottom of casket with Dionysos (now lost) led by a centaur wagon, and accompanied by maenads, satyrs, and pan, as well as Ariadne in her own wagon. Above and below, heavy rope-fillet molding. Details: Female centaurs (pulling the wagon on right end of 1970.491), she blows...

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Provenance

By 1970: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Antiken, Telemannstrasse 5, 6 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, November 10, 1970

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Roman, Late Imperial Period, about A.D. 350–400

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), pls. 39-40.

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (12 x 3.2 cm)

Accession Number

1970.491

Medium or Technique

Silver, beaten rather than cast

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels