Beaker decorated with foliage in trailed clay

Roman
Imperial Period, Augustan
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor or Syria, possibly

Dimensions

Height: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.); diameter: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.28

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, terra sigillata with barbotine decoration

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Clay beaker with cylindrical upper body, hemispherical lower body, and ring foot: coated with glossy red-brown slip (terra sigillata technique), decorated in the barbotine technique (liquid clay relief), with three sprigs of ivy on sides, like a discontinuous garland. Traces of wheelmarks visible on outside; on the inside, tiny ridges of wheelmarks visible and tactile. Glaze mottled and banded, from double or even triple dipping.
Straight rim and sides, slight inward curve at bottom; thin base ring.

Provenance

By 1994: with Galerie Arete, Zurich; February 7, 1994, purchased from Galerie Arete by Brian T. Aitken/Acanthus Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, New York, N.Y. 10028; gift of Brian T. Aitken to MFA, December 1994 (accessioned Jan. 25, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of Brian T. Aitken