Sherd, reddish brown body, black slip; black and blue underglaze

Historical period(s)
Possibly Hellenistic period, 323-30 BCE
Earthenware Slip-painted
H x W (overall): 4.1 x 2.3 cm (1 5/8 x 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Slusser in memory of Dorothy Shepherd Payer
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


earthenware, Hellenistic period (323 - 30 BCE), Italy

Found at Paestum, a Greek coastal settlement in Campania, southwest Italy. [1]

From ? to 1992
Dorothy Shepherd Payer (1916-1992). [2]

Estate of Dorothy Shepherd Payer. [3]

From 1992 to 1993
Mary Slusser, Washington, DC, by inheritance from the estate of her sister, Dorothy Shepherd Payer. [4]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary Slusser, Washington, DC [5]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See object file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[5] See note 4.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Estate of Dorothy Shepherd Payer
Dorothy Shepherd Payer 1916-1992
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser American, 1918-2017

Collection Area(s)
Greek and Roman Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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