Placentarius Pompeii CE 1 [AD 1]
Multi-purpose serving/decorative tray
Anonymous Artisan from Pompeii CE 1 [AD 1] / Reconstructed from the Archaeological Museum of Naples and Alessi 1997
18/10 Stainless Steel
The design of this tray comes from a small Pompeii bronze known as Placentarius, depicting a mature naked man, rather flamboyantly erect, and holding a tray on his palm. Discovered in 1925 in the House of the Ephebe in Pompeii, it is now in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. There are four examples in mirror-image symmetrical pairs: it is highly probable that they formed a decorative set for the dining area.
[57.4 cm x 35.5 cm]