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Fragment of terra sigillata

Date:
ca. A.D. 170–220
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 5/16 × 3 3/16 × 1/4 in. (5.9 × 8.1 × 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2006
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Plant forms.

These fragments demonstrate how some producers of Roman fineware pottery in the Rhineland experimented with incised decoration inspired by that found on contemporary glassware.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. nos. 240–47, p. 290, pl. 360.7.

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