Terracotta plate, Terracotta, Roman

Terracotta plate

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; East Gaulish terra sigillata ware
Dimensions:
H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
diameter with handles 10 9/16 in. (26.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.867
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The large carved handles resemble those found on contemporary Roman silver or bronze serving dishes and trays. At the center of the plate is a stamp with the name of the maker, Sabinianus.
Signature: Signed by Sabinianus
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 259, p. 291, Paris.