Drinking bowl

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 250 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.) Diameter: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in)

Accession Number

48.253

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Drinking bowl of Persian type. On bottom, rosette, bordered by eight palm leaves. On body, pattern of long pointed leaves and palm leaves, with band of small circles above. On shoulder, egg and dart pattern, with leaves for every other “egg,” and striations above.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been found at Palaikastro, Crete; by 1948: with Spink & Son (Canada), Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada (acquired from the Seltman Collection); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son (Canada), Ltd., March 11, 1948, for $ 480.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund