Terracotta fragment of a mold for a Megarian bowl

Greek, Asia Minor

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

This fragment has all the salient characteristics of a mold used to manufacture a relief bowl: faint horizontal striations indicating it was wheel made; incised designs on a concave surface; and no trace of glaze. Preserved, as well, is part of the foot of the mold. The palm fronds, lotus petals and inverted Isis crown, which appears to the right of the central frond, are all typically Sardian motifs.

Terracotta fragment of a mold for a Megarian bowl, Terracotta, Greek, Asia Minor

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