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Terracotta stemmed bowl

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Asia Minor, Tarsus
Medium:
Terracotta; lead-glazed ware
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) diameter 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.250
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
While red-gloss terra sigillata wares dominated the Roman pottery industry, various other types of fine ware were produced intermittently. One distinctive group is made up of lead-glazed vessels such as this bowl, made at Tarsus in Cilicia (southern Asia Minor).
Hochuli-Gysel, Anne. 1977. Kleinasiatische glasierte Reliefkeramik, (50 v. Chr. bis 50 n. Chr.) und ihre oberitalienischen Nachahmungen. no. T36, p. 149, Bern: Stämpfli.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2014. Ennion: Master of Roman Glass. p. 21, fig. 7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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