- Museum number
Bowl; solid cast; plain interior; exterior decorated with a central medallion roundel containing a left-facing male portrait bust with a long beard, small pointed cap with ribbon ties, cloak fastened with a buckle at the front with ribbons below; surrounded by four equidistant circular medallion roundels, each also enclosing a male portrait bust: top, clean-shaven male in profile to the right, wearing cap with ribbon ties, double drop earring and cloak; right, clean-shaven male in 3/4 view to the left, moustache; bottom, clean-shaven male in profile to the right, wearing cap with ribbon ties, double drop earring and cloak; left, bearded 3/4 view of male to the left, each wearing a conical cap with a decorative central band, and all medallions separated by vertical vegetal scrolls with gilded backgrounds.
- Production date
Diameter: 14 centimetres
Height: 5.20 centimetres
Weight: 284 grammes
Volume: 460 millilitres
- Curator's comments
- The iconography implies these are portraits of real individuals, rather than stereotypes, and this may have been a commissioned bowl made for practical use.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003 18 Oct-21 Dec Tokyo National Museum, "Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan"
2003 5 Aug-5 Oct Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, "Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan"
- Complete; fair; with a circular patch of copper corrosion, 1 cm across, on one part with dark tarnish around the centre of the interior; chip to rim
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Franks bequest
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 124090 (old big number assigned by WAA when in that dept)
Miscellaneous number: 1897-12-31,191 (original reg. number)
Miscellaneous number: AF.205
Miscellaneous number: OT 191 (first edition)
Miscellaneous number: OT 205 (second edition)