Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.
Arretine Pottery (MFA), pl. 37.
Height x diameter: 6.3 x 9.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Drinking bowl of Persian type. Shallow bowl with wide flaring rim. On shoulder, elaborate gilded design of various patterns (dotted circles, leaves, zigzags) in separate blocks; and below a continuous guilloche pattern. On body, elongated tongues with raised edges; and on bottom, eight-petalled rosettes. Several cracks in lower wall, and signs of repairing, but no restoration.
Said to be from Asia Minor.
By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann, March 13, 1958, for $ 1,500.00 (this is the total price of 58.319-58.320)
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund