Red-slip "Eastern Sigillata A" ware bottle with one handle - ROM2010_11687_25

ROM2010_11687_25

Red-slip "Eastern Sigillata A" ware bottle with one handle

Medium:Ceramic (Earthenware, thrown) with overall slip
Geography: Made in northwestern Syria or Lebanon, acquired in Jerusalem
Date: c. 50-100 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
27.3 x 18 cm
Object number: 910.87.352
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionThis object is one of a large number of objects acquired in 1910 by the ROM from Vester & Co., an antiquities dealer in Jerusalem. Typically, we do not have any further information about where the object was found. Current knowledge of this type, known in the literature as "Eastern Sigillata A" ware, places production in centres like Antioch or Alexandretta, while recent scientific analysis of pottery from Israel suggests production in Phoenicia, such as at Tyre or Sidon.
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