Mold for bowl with the death of Phaethon

Roman
Early Imperial Period
about 20 B.C.–A.D. 10
Signed by M. Perennius Bargathes


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Arretium (Arezzo)

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 066.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8 x 19 cm (3 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.828

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

Decorated with representation of the death of Phaethon; he appears trying to hold his six horses; and again, falling into the Eridanos. Zeus, Isis (?), and the Heliades also included in the composition. Put together from pieces; two triangular pieces missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund