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Terracotta mold fragment

Date:
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 1/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/2 in. (5.3 × 4.2 × 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2130a
Not on view
This fragment has all the salient characteristics of a mold used to manufacture a relief bowl: faint horizontal striations indicating it was wheel made; incised designs on a concave surface; and no trace of glaze.
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