Fragmentary Mould of a Bowl

Roman
Augustan Period
31 B.C.–A.D. 14


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Arezzo

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 076.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10 x 14 cm (3 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.31

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

Fragmentary mould of a bowl, which shows signs of use. Mould depicts a bear hunt with a downed hunter; possibly Alexander’s general Peucestes, who had a close escape from a bear. Signed: NICEPHOR PERENNI.
(Nicephorus of the workshop of M. Perennius)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund