Roman Green Lead-Glazed Terracotta Askos

GBP 6,000.00

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Object Description

A very fine Roman green lead-glazed terracotta askos featuring a squat ovoid body leading to a short neck with a stirrup-shaped mouth. A single double-barrelled handle has been applied across the top of the vessel. It has been is decorated with incised twirls to create a twisted effect with the imitation of a hinge. The askos has been further embellished with multiple designs in relief. Below the handle is a portrait image of Dionysus depicted as the older bearded god with naturalistic facial features. Across the body are ivy leaves on vines strengthening the symbolism with Dionysus.

Date: Circa 1st century BC

Object Condition

Excellent condition, chip to the rim of the mouth and minor hole to the body.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:20.8 x H:17.1 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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