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Terracotta applique fragment of ivy leaves and berries

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
200–100 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Pergamene
Medium:
Terracotta; mold made
Dimensions:
h. 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2027
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pergamene Applique Ware is a type of pottery in which mold made decorations are affixed to the outside of a wheel thown vessel.This fragment of an ivy and berry garland is one of the most common applique motifs attested in Pergame Ware. Its curved profile suggests it may have decorated the exterior of an open shape, such as a cup.
From Pergamon

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 63, p. 269, pl. 338.7, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 132, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Schäfer, Jörg. 1968. Hellenistische Keramik aus Pergamon, Pergamenische Forschungen, Vol. 2. p. 100, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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