Stemmed Bowl

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–280 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 147.


9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



On foot, ivy wreath with white leaves and berries. Tongue pattern, generaly incised.. Bowl and foot joined by small stem.

Stemmed Bowl
about 310-280 B.C.
Shape: The bowl is shallow and carinated, the lip broad and flat. The foot is a wide cylinder, with a deep groove around the middle set off by simple moldings.
The egg-pattern around the upper and lower sections of the foot is incised, and the eggs have white-painted centers; the same technique used for the egg-pattern around the outer edge of the lip, where white dots separate the eggs. The egg-pattern around the inner edge is stamped. Between the inner and outer edges is a row of dotted circles, also stamped. Around the lower body on the outside is a band of stamped egg-pattern with a row of dotted circles above. Inside the bowl there is a central radiating design composed of stamped U-shapes and circles. Red-tinted ovals are incised between the radiate arms. A necklace of circles and U-shapes rings the inner walls of the bowl. A vine with incised stem and white leaves and berries is painted on top of the foot. The incised grooves on the sides of the foot are tinted red.
For the shape, compare CVA Capua 3, pl. 1, 12 (Italia, pl. 1304)


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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900