Thin-walled cup (cantharus)

Roman
Imperial Period, Tiberian to Early Claudian
A.D. 14–50


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor (possibly)

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.1 x 12.7 cm (2 x 5 in.); diameter: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.).

Accession Number

1995.709

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, thin-walled, decorated in the barbotine technique and coated with orange glaze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ceramic, decorated with ivy leaves rendered in liquid clay relief (barbotine technique). Mottled orange glaze with areas of metallic luster; some encrustation.
Straight, slightly offset and incurving rim; shallow carenated body; double-ring base. Wheelmarks on body. Two small vertical loop-handles attached under rim and above carenation rise above the rim.

Provenance

By 1994: with Acanthus, 24 East 81st Street, New York, N.Y.; acquired from Acanthus, February 1, 1994 by Brian T. Aitken, 22 East 80th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; gift of Brian T. Aitken to MFA, September 20, 1995

Credit Line

Gift of Brian T. Aitken