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Bowl with Female Bust in Relief
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Bowl with Female Bust in Relief

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Description The central medallion of this black-glazed bowl bears a woman’s bust in relief. Her head turns slightly, while her draped shoulders are frontal. Her hairstyle is arranged in waves and rolls, partially wrapped by a fillet. The medallion is surrounded by a border of stamped circles, and additional rings of egg-and-dart and raised molding decorate the interior. The female busts in the various examples of this type of bowl differ in clothing and hairstyle; it is unknown whether they represent women or goddesses.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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4th-3rd century BCE (Late Classical-Hellenistic)
terracotta, mold and wheel made; black glazed
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H: 3 x Diam: 6 11/16 in. (7.6 x 17 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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