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Megarian Bowl

Object Details

Title:

Megarian Bowl

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek

Place:

Pergamon (Place Created)

Date:

150–100 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

84.AE.712

Dimensions:

10.2 × 18.3 cm (4 × 7 3/16 in.)

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Object Description

The bowl is intact and complete. The exterior is decorated in five zones; the first, below the lip, a guilloche pattern bordered by a bead-and-reel molding; the second, a frieze of paired lions and leopards rampant to either side of toppling kraters; the third, another guilloche pattern, below which are paired petals; the fourth, of pendant palmettes between acanthus leaves; and the fifth, at the base, an eight-petaled rosette flower with dots at the interstices.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1973

Hans-Klaus Schüller, 1921 - 2009 (Bergheim, Germany)

- 1984

Robert Haber (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Antiken aus Rheinischem Privatbesitz. Exh. cat., Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, November 9, 1973-January 13, 1974. Bonn: 1973, p. 76, no. 106; pl. 47.

"Acquisitions/1984." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 13 (1985), p. 171, no. 29.