Plate

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–280 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania, Teano

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 148.

Dimensions

6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.826

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decorated with impressed palmettes, concentric circles, parallel lines and tongues.
Broad flat rim, shallow bowl, cylindrical foot.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #148 (03.826)
PLATE
about 310-280 B.C.
Shape: The rim is broad and flat, the bowl shallow, the foot low and cylindrical.
On the foot, a row of white dot-clusters separates two opposing bands of egg-pattern, with each egg incised around a core of added white. The same design, stamped instead of incised and painted, appears in circular bands on the rim and in the interior. The inner band of egg-pattern, defined by incised grooves, is framed by rows of stamped circles and bands of rouletting. At the center, four palmettes surround a stamped human face of crude design. Between the palmettes are clusters of stamped U-shapes, stamped circles, and incised ovals. Just inside the rim, on the upper wall, a band of stamped circles and U-shapes imitates a necklace.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900