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Silver spouted pitcher

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
mid-1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. to rim 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) diameter of bowl 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.49.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
This shape may represent the kind of wine ladle that the Roman encyclopaedist Varro called a trulla.
Said to be from Tivoli, Italy

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1965. "Two Hoards of Republican Silver." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 13(5): pp. 176, 180, fig. 3.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 68, pp. 94-95 , Karlsruhe: Müller.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. and Kurt Luckner. 1977. Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver. no. 59, pp. 99, 102, Toledo, Ohio: Jutta-Annette Page.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): no. 118, pp. 12-3, 64-5.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 68, pp. 94-5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 38, pp. 56, 209, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 395, pp. 339, 483-84, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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