Bronze patera (shallow bowl with handle)
- Early Imperial, Augustan, probably
- early 1st century A.D.
- Other: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
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This finely worked and ornate vessel was used for serving food or drink at dinner parties or for pouring libations at religious ceremonies. Such high-quality bronze paterae often have a wolf or ram's head finial to the handle.