Terra Sigillata Plate with Stamp of Gelli(us)

Unidentified Artistc. 15 BCE - 50 CE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

This bowl is wide mouthed, with walls that are almost perpendicular to its flat, wide base. The depth of the bowl is about 3 centimeters. The bowl is entirely intact. One wide line is inscribed just inside the rim of the bowl, running the entire circumference. Another line is inscribed around the circumference where the walls meet the inside base. In the middle of the base are multiple wheel marks, with one deeper incised circle towards the middle. Inside the circle is a stamped foot, directly in the center of the bowl, with the letters "GELLI." The exterior of the bowl shows numerous wheel marks but has no decoration. The foot is perpendicular to the base of the bowl and has two small chips missing.

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  • Title: Terra Sigillata Plate with Stamp of Gelli(us)
  • Creator: Unidentified Artist
  • Date: c. 15 BCE - 50 CE
  • Technique: Wheel-made
  • Physical Dimensions: w0.0 x h4.8 x d3.1 cm
  • Period: Roman Imperial period, Early
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy, Class of 1894
  • Creation Place: North Italy/Europe/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Type: Vessels
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Ceramic