Terracotta bowl fragment

Date: 2nd century AD

Culture: Roman

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: 3 3/4 × 4 15/16 × 3/8 in. (9.5 × 12.5 × 0.9 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.194.2073


This type of mold-made fineware pottery, known as terra sigillata, derives from Arretine and related wares made in Italy in the early first century A.D. By the second century, most terra sigillata was made at sites in central and eastern Gaul (modern France and Germany).