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Terracotta mold fragment

Date:
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 3/8 × 3 3/8 × 5/16 in. (6.1 × 8.6 × 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2130b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 207, p. 286.

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