Large Campanian bowl with a retrograde graffito reading EI, possibly the Greek abbreviation of EI[MI] – is mine – in the sense: this one belongs to me.
The shallow floor decorated with rouletting, stamped palmettes and flowers (ivy corymbs). With near vertical wall and slightly incurved rim. Standing on a raised ring base. Bottom reserved.
The finger marks around the ring foot show that the bowl was dipped into the glaze.
Greek Campanian, 3rd century BC
D. 17.4 cm
H. 6.4 cm
Intact, apart from a mended chip and some abrasion of the lustrous glaze.
Old Swiss family property, Zurich, since the 1920/30.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.