Bowl with relief medallion of a satyr and a hermaphrodite

Greek, South Italian
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania, Cales

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.8 x 17.5 Diameter cm (2 5/16 x 6 7/8 Diameter in.)

Accession Number

2000.843

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze, Calenian ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Erotic scene in molded relief in tondo: nude female seated on a bed pulls a nude muscular male to her. In the background a statue of a deity holding a thyrsos (?).

Provenance

By 1982: said to have been with Charles Ede, London; by 2000: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022; acquired by MFA, September 20, 2000 from the John Michael Rodocanachi Fund and a partial gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund and partial gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg