Jug with wild beast fighter with victor’s palm; bear and hare - ROM2010_11493_50

ROM2010_11493_50

Jug with wild beast fighter with victor’s palm; bear and hare

Medium:Slipped wheel thrown earthenware
Geography: Tunisia
Date: about 220-250 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
15.5 x 12.6 x 10.1 cm
Object number: 969.191
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery
DescriptionAfrican red slip ware was manufactured in Africa Proconsularis (especially modern Tunsia) from about AD 50 to AD 650. Inspired by Arretine and Samian wares, it is characterized by a fine orange-red slip over a smooth clay. Mould-made appliqué ornaments were added between AD 200 to 400; and from about AD 250 to 575, floral and figurative motifs were stamped into the moist clay before firing. By AD 250 it became the dominant table ware pottery used in the Roman world.
Collection:
Roman World
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