Beaker

Roman
Late Republican Period
about 150–50 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Central Italy

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.7 x 7.4 Diameter cm (5 x 2 7/8 Diameter in.)

Accession Number

2000.1015

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, thin-walled ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Roman pottery beaker with tapering cylindrical body; decoration in applied “beads” of liquid clay forming two rings around the shoulder and three tiers of scales on the body.

Provenance

By the 1970s: said to have been in the C.A. collection, Geneva, formed in the 1970s; by 2000: with Jean-David Cahn AG, auction 2, Hotel Hilton Basel, Salon des Nations, Aeschengraben 31, Basel, Switzerland, June 26, lot 120; purchased at Cahn auction by Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022; purchased by MFA from Royal-Athena Galleries, December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gonski in memory of John Welch