Early relief ware bowl

Roman
Republican Period
110–80 B.C.
Caius Popilius (Central Italian)


Dimensions

6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.60

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Signed

C.POPILI

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund