Unknown Roman, ‘Porphyry vessel with bearded masks’, ca. late 1st century B.C.‒early 2nd century A.D., The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Early Imperial; Diam. of rim: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)

Image rights: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, The Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. Gift, Philippe de Montebello Fund, Philodoroi and Renée E. and Robert A. Belfer Gifts, The Bothmer Purchase Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moran, Nicholas S. Zoullas, Patricia and Marietta Fried, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, Aso O. Tavitian, Leon Levy Foundation and Barbara and Donald Tober Gifts, 2014), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal

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