Roman pottery flask with lion and boarR38
A red slip ware pottery flask with applique decoration on the body.
One side is decorated with a lion mauling a wild boar and the other side depicts a victor’s wreath, a pair of palm fronds frame both sides.
Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD
14.2 x 10 cms
Both handles lost otherwise intact apart from a tiny chip on the mouth
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; inherited and formerly acquired in North Africa during the early to mid 20th Century.