Early relief ware bowl
Caius Popilius (Central Italian)
Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund