Bowl of Arretine ware with alternating acanthus leaves and palmettes - ROM2010_11490_15

ROM2010_11490_15

Bowl of Arretine ware with alternating acanthus leaves and palmettes

Maker: Made by M. Perennius Tigranus
Medium:Wheel thrown, mould decorated and slipped
Geography: Probably manufactured in Italy
Date: 5 BC-10 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
7.2 x 9.7 x 4.7 cm
Object number: 911.44.23
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery
Description

Arretine Ware is a very fine, thin-walled ceramic, with a smooth glossy red-slipped surface. It is named after Arretium (modern Arezzo in north Tuscany). This prized table ware, made of serving food and drink, was produced from about 40 BC to AD 30. The modeling of figures and the delicacy and balance of the mould-formed decorations in relief are Greek-inspired, often copying silver plate. Potters names are usually stamped on the floor of the vessel.

This fragment of a bowl features mould-formed relief of acanthus leaves, palmettes and draped figures.

Collection:
Roman World
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