Terracotta modiolus (drinking cup)

Period: Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian

Date: ca. A.D. 5–40

Culture: Roman

Medium: Terracotta; Arretine ware

Dimensions: H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 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.