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bowl-mould

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  • Museum number

    1896,1217.9

  • Description

    Pottery: fragment of clay mould for Arretine bowl.
    Dancing Maenad to left, with head thrown back; in right hand a thyrsos tied with ribbons and chaplets. She wears shoes and long loose chiton, and with left hand draws aside the edge of her skirt. On the right is visible the left leg (with drapery) and both feet of a similar figure. On the left is a cymbal, which seems to be attached to a tree-trunk or stand of some kind, or else to one of the festoons which are suspended across the upper part of the scene. Above and below are rows of beads.

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.9 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 10 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Roman Pottery

    Cf. for the type of dancing Maenad, Hauser, Neu-attische Reliefs, pl. 2, fig. 26; Roscher Lexikou, ii. p. 2275. It appears on the Sosibios vase (Friederichs-Wolters 2114) and elsewhere.

  • Bibliography

    • Roman Pottery L96 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1896,1217.9

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