Terracotta mold fragment
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Overall: 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (7.9 x 14 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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.
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