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Terracotta Megarian bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 165–150 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Argive
Medium:
Terracotta; mold made
Dimensions:
h. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); d. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
inscribed "of Demetrios"

This bowl, like 98.8.26 nearby, is inscribed by the potter Demetrios. Although the decorative schemes differ, these bowls share a distinctive hemispherical profile suggesting that the workshop favored a specific shape of mold made ware.
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