Bowl with applied decoration depicting Hercules

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
about 4th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: North Africa


Diameter x height: 19 x 3.5 cm (7 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, African Red Slip

Not On View


The Ancient World




By date unknown in the late 1970s or early 1980s: according to the warranty from Christian Niederhuber of Numisart GmbH in the object folder for this piece the bowl was said to have been bought by an anonymous German private collector from Kunsthandel Axel Weber, Cologne, Germany in the late 1970s or early 1980s; in 2002 or 2003: bought by Christian Niederhuber from the anonymous German private collector; in mid-2004: with Numisart GmbH, Maximiliansplatz 15, 80333 Munich, Germany; purchased by MFA frm Numisart GmbH with funds donated by Shelby White, March 23, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Shelby White in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1978-2004