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Bowl, Sugar, F46.150

Physical Description

Oval shaped sucrier (sugar bowl), light brown in colour. Depicts two scenes in relief. One is possibly an image of Aphrodite, the scene shows a woman dressed in draped robes on a floating scalloped sea shell. A small winged figure (cherub? cupid?) is on her proper right. The second scene depicts a seated woman, also dressed in robes. She holds a branch in her proper right hand and on her right hand side there is a nude figure with a lion. The branch the woman holds could be an olive one, indicating the woman is the Athena and the presence of the lion suggests that it is depicting the story of Athena and the Nemeon lion. The rim and base are decorated with relief borders, as is the handles. The lid has a fluted decoration and elaborate oval border around a figure of a seated person. The feet are visible, the rest of the figure has been broken off at some point in time. A makers mark on the base reads "TURNER".

Provenance

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Maker

Maker: Turner

Measurements

Height: 67mm

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