Early relief ware bowl
Caius Popilius (Central Italian)
6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Italian ‘Megarian’. Red clay, decoration in relief. Below the lip a band of curling branches; below this the surface is divided in eight sections, each surmounted by a shield, and ornamented with festoons and alternate bucrania and rosettes. Signed. Considerably restored.
By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31, and June 1, lot 307 [said to have been found at Corchiano, near Viterbo]); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund