Ancient Roman Terracotta Shellfish Lanx Platter

GBP 640.00

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Object Description

An extremely well-preserved Ancient Roman red terracotta, rectangular-shaped platter, known in Latin as lanx, featuring scalloped edges to the short sides. The centre concaves to contain food, most likely seafood such as oysters or mussels, judging from the shape. Further enrichments include incised scroll and linear details.

Date: Circa 2nd – 4th century AD

Object History

Provenance: From the private collection of John Lawton, Surrey, UK; formerly in a Cambridge collection since the 1990s.

Object Condition

Condition: Fine, the piece has been repaired. Some abrasions and signs of ageing to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:32.5 x 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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