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Terracotta bowl

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; lead-glazed ware
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm); diameter 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.251
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The figure may represent Hercules performing one of his twelve labors—carrying off the Erymanthian boar, a scene that was long familiar from Greek art.
Ivins William Mills Jr. 1918. "The Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13 (3): p. 58.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillennium of the Birth of Augustus. p. 21, fig. 46, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Hochuli-Gysel, Anne. 1977. Kleinasiatische glasierte Reliefkeramik, (50 v. Chr. bis 50 n. Chr.) und ihre oberitalienischen Nachahmungen. no. T177, p. 16, Bern: Stämpfli.

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