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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pottery sherd; dark red ware, unglazed.
    Relief attached separately (applique): lower part of Maenad dancing to right, wearing long floating chiton with apoptygma, and himation over arms.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 3.7 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 3 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Roman Pottery

    The Maenad is derived from one of the ‘Neo-Attic’ reliefs (see Hauser, Neuattische Reliefs, pl. 2).

  • Bibliography

    • Roman Pottery L18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


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