Terracotta deep bowl

Greek, South Italian, Campanian, Calenian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164

The deep bowl originated in metal during the Hellenistic period and was reinterpreted in clay quickly and widely. The bust represents Dionysos, god of wine, an appropriately frequent subject for a drinking vessel. Pottery of this type is conventionally known as Calenian, after Cales, a site in Campania. Recent studies indicate that there were numerous centers of production in Italy and wide distribution to both the west and the east.

Terracotta deep bowl, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Campanian, Calenian

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