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Terracotta Megarian bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
h. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); w. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.91
  • Description

    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.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 131, 271, pl. 111e.

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