Terracotta Megarian bowl
- 2nd century B.C.
- h. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); w. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1941
- Accession Number:
Nike crowning a trophy, Poseidon, Ariadne with Dionysos supported by a satyr, and Athena with shield and spear
Relief-decorated pottery became more popular than painted pottery during the Hellenistic period. The name Megarian was first given to this type of mold-made relief bowl in the late nineteenth century, because some of the first known examples were said to have come from the city of Megara. It has since been demonstrated that bowls of this type, which were produced at a number of different centers, originated in Athens in the third quarter of the third century B.C.