• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 306

    A ROMAN RED WARE POTTERY LAGYNOS

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN RED WARE POTTERY LAGYNOS
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The biconical body mould-made, the shoulder decorated with a Dionysiac scene, including a nude satyr dancing in the center with a fruit in his hand, the lower part decorated with a rosette and the neck in the form of the head of a maenad
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high


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    See also lots 153, 154, 166, 252, 255, 302, 336, 346 and 364.

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    Provenance

    Reputedlly found in the area of Leptis Magna, in Roman North Africa.
    Formerly in the collection of the German archaeologist and architect Udo Schwalm (1905-1994), formed between the 1930s and the 1970s.


    Exhibited

    Treasures of Lost Times, Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 2 February - 31 December 2009.