Bowl

Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 130.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.3 x 14.6 cm (3 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.588

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decorated with acanthus leaves and flowers, and a bird perched on the edge of a lily. Restored in plaster. Said to be from the gardens of Caesar.

Provenance

By 1888: with Anselmo Gasparini (said to have been discovered in the gardens of Caesar); purchased by R. Lanciani from Anselmo Gasparini; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation