Lagynos of African red slip ware - ROM2011_11771_7


Lagynos of African red slip ware

Geography: Tunisian, made in the region of Thysdrus (modern El Djem)
Date: c. 270-320 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
15.6 x 17 cm
Object number: 974.139
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: games and entertainment
DescriptionAfrican red slip ware was manufactured in Africa Proconsularis (especially Tunisia) from about AD 50 to 650. Inspired by Arretine and Samian ware, 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.
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