Fragment of early relief ware bowl

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


Dimensions

7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

03.858

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made relief ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bottom decorated with a four-petaled rosette enclosed in a circle. Around it are six broad lotus leaves with overfalling tips. Above each lotus leaf springs a tall fern-like leaf, and between the lotus leaves spring tall acanthus leaves. Above, interlocking maeanders and an a volute frieze.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Italy.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900