fbpx

Roman flask with gladiator decoration

R29

£400.00

Available

A red slip pottery flask with two handles and applique decoration.

One side is decorated with a figure of a gladiator dressed in a loin cloth and fighting a leopard. The other side is decorated with a (partial) standing naked figure holding a purse, probably Mercury.

Culture
Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD

Size
16.3 x 11 cms

Condition
One side of the body has been repaired and restored

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; inherited and formerly acquired in North Africa during the early to mid 20th Century.

TOP
add to cart custom button