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Terracotta bowl fragment

Date:
2nd century AD
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 4 15/16 × 3/8 in. (9.5 × 12.5 × 0.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2073
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Rim fragment with lion hunt; red-gloss sigillata.

This type of mold-made fineware pottery, known as terra sigillata, derives from Arretine and related wares made in Italy in the early first century A.D. By the second century, most terra sigillata was made at sites in central and eastern Gaul (modern France and Germany).
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. nos. 193–96, b, p. 285.

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