This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Roman or Byzantine
Title: Dish in the Form of a Temple
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 200
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: 3rd?5th century
Creation Place: Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Rock crystal
Dimensions: H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm), Diam. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Description: This carefully carved dish, shaped like a circular temple, was probably meant for use as a saltcellar. It was found, along with four other rock-crystal carvings, in a cistern in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa). The delicacy of the objects found there demonstrates the quality of the arts produced in one of the great cities of the Roman and early Byzantine world.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 55.135.5
Credit Line: Bequest of Ada Small Moore, 1955
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.55.135.5
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.