Handle of a large dish, Mid–Imperial, Antonine or Severan, 2nd–early 3rd century a.d.
Silver, gold; L. 14 3/8 in. (36.50 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1106)
The Romans prized silver tableware and liked to collect large sets for show as much as for use. Consequently, many of the vessels were highly decorative; mythological scenes and favorite pastimes such as hunting frequently served as subjects. Here, many details of the relief have been highlighted with gilding.