Artifact Details
Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl
1914.11.0029
Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl

Basic Information
Artifact Identification
Reproduction: Bowl with Minerva and Owl (1914.11.0029)
Classification
Furnishings : Household Accessories : Decorative Furnishings
Artist/Maker
Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Geographic Location
Europe, West, Germany, Niedersachsen, Hildesheim
Period/Date
Late Republic/Early Empire, 1st century
Culture
Roman

Physical Analysis
Dimension 1 (Length)
31.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width)
25.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth)
7.1 cm
Weight
2,388 g
Measuring Remarks
None
Materials
Metal
Manufacturing Processes
Metallization, Inscribing, Electrotyping
Munsell Color Information
waived

Research Remarks
Published Description
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.
Description
N/A
Comparanda
L: p. 54a.
Bibliography
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.

Artifact History
Archaeological Data
N/A
Credit Line/Dedication
Purchase
Reproduction
yes
Reproduction Information
N/A

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