Arretine ware krater with ivy scroll and rosette motifs - ROM2010_11493_52


Arretine ware krater with ivy scroll and rosette motifs

Medium:Wheel thrown earthenware, slipped, with rouletting and moulded relief decoration
Geography: Arretium (present-day Arezzo), Italy
Date: c. 10-25 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
14.5 x 15.7 cm
Object number: 930.14.8
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery

Arretine ware is a very fine, thin-walled ceramic, with a smooth glossy red-slipped surface. It is named after Arretium (modern Arezzo in north Tuscany). This prized table ware, made for serving food and drink, was produced from about 40 BC to AD 30. The modeling of the figures and the delicacy and balance of the mould-formed decorations in relief are Greek-inspired, often copying silver plate.

Potters names are usually stamped on the floor of the vessel. This krater bears a rectangular stamp on the interior floor. The first line reads: "FELIX"  The second line is more difficult to discern: "L TITI" ?

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