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Terracotta beaker with painted inscription

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm); diameter 3 1/16 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.844
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Red vase with dark brown glaze; white barbotine decoration, and white painted letters "AVETE" between white circles of dots.
Inscription: "AVETE"
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 251, p. 291.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 318, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 198, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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