Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Stone bowl

Period:
Late Republican or Early Imperial
Date:
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Granite
Dimensions:
maximum diameter 4 7/8in. (12.4cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Stone, Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the Aboutaam Family, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.83
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
This bowl, made from granite, is a rare surviving example of the hard-stone vessels that were highly prized by wealthy Romans.
Koeppe, Wolfram. 2008. Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe no. 3, p. 106, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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