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  • Handle of a large dish, Mid–Imperial, Antonine or Severan, 2nd–early 3rd century a.d.
    Roman
    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.

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  • Handle of a large dish, Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan, 2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
    Roman
    Silver, gold; L. 14 3/8 in. (36.50 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1106)


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