Rim from a rectangular dish with leaping lion motif - ROM2010_11495_68


Rim from a rectangular dish with leaping lion motif

Medium:African red slip ware, slipped earthenware
Geography: Tunisia
Date: 375-425 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
13 x 7.8 x 2.6 cm
Object number: 910.175.288
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery

African Red Slip Ware

African red slip ware was manufactured in Africa Proconsularis (especially modern Tunsia) from about AD 50 to 650. Inspired by Arrentine 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 and 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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