Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–280 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania, Teano
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 148.
6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Glaze
Not On View
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)
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.
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
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900