Drinking bowl

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), pl. 37.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.3 x 9.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.319

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Drinking bowl of Persian type. Shallow bowl with wide flaring rim. On shoulder, elaborate gilded design of various patterns (dotted circles, leaves, zigzags) in separate blocks; and below a continuous guilloche pattern. On body, elongated tongues with raised edges; and on bottom, eight-petalled rosettes. Several cracks in lower wall, and signs of repairing, but no restoration.

Said to be from Asia Minor.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann, March 13, 1958, for $ 1,500.00 (this is the total price of 58.319-58.320)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund