Ancient Roman North-African Redware Jug of a Head

GBP 1,995.00

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Object Description

A fine Roman North African redware jug featuring an ovoid body moulded into an androgynous head. Below is a wide neck acting as the base of the vessel. The facial features have been rendered stylistically including the large, almond shaped eyes and pointed nose. The hair frames the face and follows around the body of the jug. Different incised markings in different directions create the flow of the hairstyle. The sides of the body taper in towards the cylindrical neck leading to a thick, oval rim decorated by three horizontal ridges. A handle has been attached at the back from the neck to the shoulder. Earthly encrustation is visible to the surface.

Date: 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

Cambridgeshire, UK, collection, 1990s.

Object Condition

Fine condition, chipping to the back of the amhora.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:8.5 x H:25.4 x D:9.1 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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