Terracotta Megarian bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 165–150 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Argive
Medium:
Terracotta; mold made
Dimensions:
h. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); d. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
inscribed "of Demetrios"

The inscription on the foot of this bowl associates it with the potter's workshop of Demetrios-Iason. Many bowls carrying the signature of this atelier have been found during excavations of Argos, an important Peloponnesian city-state in antiquity.
From Argos

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 132, 271, pl. 111f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Siebert, Gerard. 1978. Recherches sur les ateliers de bols à reliefs du Péloponnèse à l'époque hellénistique. pl. 21, Athens: E. de Boccard.