Early relief ware bowl

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


Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.59

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Italian ‘Megarian’. Embossed decorations. A large floral rosette covers the bottom. At the top a band of festoons and masks; next a band of grapevine; then a band of square panels, in which are alternately bucrania and comic masks with Argolic shields. Between this band and the rosette the inscription…Repaired with considerable restoration.

Signed

C.POPILI MEVANIE

Provenance

By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31, and June 1, lot 308 [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