Late Republican Period
about 150–50 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Central Italy
Height x diameter: 12.7 x 7.4 Diameter cm (5 x 2 7/8 Diameter in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, thin-walled ware
Not On View
Roman pottery beaker with tapering cylindrical body; decoration in applied “beads” of liquid clay forming two rings around the shoulder and three tiers of scales on the body.
By the 1970s: said to have been in the C.A. collection, Geneva, formed in the 1970s; by 2000: with Jean-David Cahn AG, auction 2, Hotel Hilton Basel, Salon des Nations, Aeschengraben 31, Basel, Switzerland, June 26, lot 120; purchased at Cahn auction by Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022; purchased by MFA from Royal-Athena Galleries, December 13, 2000
Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gonski in memory of John Welch