Modiolus (drinking cup), ca. 5–40 a.d.; Early Imperial, Julio–Claudian
Terracotta; Arretine ware; H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm), Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.194.896)
This cup was made at Arretium (modern Arezzo) in northern Italy. It bears stamps giving the name not only of the owner of the workshop, P. Cornelius, but also of the slave, called Rodo, who made the vessel.