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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Arretine cup signed by Tigranes
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: -2
Creation End Date: 10
Creation Date: ca. 25 B.C.?10 A.D.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: terracotta
Dimensions: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Description: The finest Roman pottery made during the Augustan period is known as Arretine ware, named for the region in which it was produced, ancient Arretium (modern Arezzo). The red glossy glaze was not only cherished in antiquity but also inspired artists of the Renaissance. Arretine ware shares many of the shapes and decorative elements of contemporary silver and cameo glass vessels. The dancers and musicians on this cup frolic in a field decorated with cymbals, panpipes, and tambourines that are suspended from bows tied to garlands.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 10.210.37
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1910
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Augustan
AMICA ID: MMA_.10.210.37
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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