Bowl Depicting Omphale

Picture of a shallow, decorative bowl made of silver and gold. In the center is a medallion depicting a woman sleeping on a lion skin, surrounded by a club and other objects.

Bowl with a Medallion Depicting Omphale

Description:
Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H. 8.2 cm Diam. 28.9 cm
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 1–100 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.11
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription on the bowl reads:

MERCVRIO AVGVSTO Q DOMITIVS TVTVS EX VOTO

Translation: To Augustan Mercury, Quintus Domitius Tutus (gave this) in fulfillment of a vow.