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Roman Gaulish Samian Ware decorated pottery bowl

R164

£425.00

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A Samian Ware (terra sigillata) red gloss pottery bowl with moulded decoration. The decoration consists of foliage and two pairs of figure scenes, one scene may depict a play (denoted by the presence of what appears to be two drama masks) above an indistinct figure composition between two pillars.

Culture
Roman, Gaul, c. late 1st Century AD

Size
8.5 x 17.6 cms

Condition
Repaired from numerous fragments with surface wear; around 20% of the bowl has been restored (reconstructed) using crude dark red painted plaster

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Kent, UK; formerly in a French collection acquired before 1970. There is a large almost illegible late 18th or early 19th Century collection label attached to the rim.

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