Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl
|Artifact Identification||Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl (1914.11.0029)|
|Classification||Furnishings : Household Accessories : Decorative Furnishings|
|Geographic Location||Europe, West, Germany, Niedersachsen, Hildesheim|
|Period/Date||Late Republic/Early Empire, 1st century|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||31.8 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||25.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||7.1 cm|
|Manufacturing Processes||Metallization, Inscribing, Electrotyping|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
The Hildesheim hoard was the largest collection of Roman silver ever found outside of the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Found in 1868 and has been explained as the plate belonging to some Roman commander that was lost on a campaign against German tribes. No precise date can be given to the Hildesheim Treasure though most of it that can be dated belongs to the early empire: 1st century CE. D.E. Strong, 1966, Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate. p.127 and 133.
L: p. 54a.
Mattusch, Carol et al. Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2008. P. 294-295.