27 BC-AD 14
(Roman, c. 100 BC–AD 100)
Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1916.2009
This mold includes an artist signature, reversed to appear properly in the final product.
Preserving nearly half of a mold for a relief-decorated terracotta bowl, these joining fragments show women and youths reclining at a symposium. On one side, a woman passes a bowl or cup to a youth, whom another youth reaches over to crown with a garland or wreath. A third youth reclines beside them, and a second woman sits on the next couch, looking away and holding a lyre on her raised knee. Above, within a stamped rectangle, appears the signature M. PERENN | TIGAANI.
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