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Terracotta Megarian bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. late 3rd–mid 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta; mold made
Dimensions:
h. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); d. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.374
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This bowl was probably made in Cyprus by a local potter seeking to replicate the mold-made ware that was being produced contemporaneously in Athenian workshops.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 990, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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