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4th–5th century
Made in Gaul
Late Roman
Copper alloy, silver or tin overlaid
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. (2.9 x 9.5 x 18.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
This oval-shaped dish with a handle at each end is a modest example of a type found throughout the Empire, but especially in the West. The simple volute pattern on the handles suggests an owner attracted to classical decorative motifs, an observation confirmed by the round platter found with it (47.100.32).
Found in Verdun, northern France; William Randolph Hearst (American, 1863–1951), New York and Los Angeles (until 1939) (?); Parish-Watson & Co., New York (sold 1939); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1939–1947)]
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