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Bowl with Beaded Rim

Bowl with Beaded Rim

300–500 CE
Overall: 10.4 x 27.8 x 10.5 cm (4 1/8 x 10 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Description

This bowl was probably intended for use in a private home, perhaps a fashionable villa on the Mediterranean coast. Wealthy Romans stored a variety of silver vessels and implements for entertaining and enjoyed using them while eating and drinking at social events. This bowl is decorated with a beaded rim, a feature often found on domestic silver bowls of this period. The basic shape was formed first by hammering. Then the bowl was polished and chased while it turned on a lathe. The beaded decoration was achieved by hammering the silver into a mold.
  • reportedly found near Latakia, Syria. (Mrs. Paul Mallon, New York).
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 53 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 36 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 34 archive.org
  • All That Glitters: Great Silver Vessels in Cleveland's Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 23, 1994-January 8, 1995).
  • {{cite web|title=Bowl with Beaded Rim|url=false|author=|year=300–500 CE|access-date=25 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1954.259