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Dish

Date:
4th century
Culture:
Late Roman
Medium:
Bronze, silver overlaid
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 3/16 x 1 3/4 in. (30.9 x 4.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.32
  • Description

    This oval-shaped dish with a handle at each end is a modest example of a type found throughout the Empire, but especially in the West. The simple volute pattern on the handles suggests an owner attracted to classical decorative motifs, an observation confirmed by the round platter found with it (47.100.31).

  • Provenance

    Found in Verdun, northern France; William Randolph Hearst (American, 1863–1951), New York and Los Angeles (until 1939) (?); Parish-Watson & Co., New York (sold 1939); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1939–1947)]

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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