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A ROMAN RED-WARE POTTERY AMPHORISKOS
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A ROMAN RED-WARE POTTERY AMPHORISKOS

2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN RED-WARE POTTERY AMPHORISKOS
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
With applied decoration of four vine leaves, running boar and a wreath surmounted by the horns of a bull, the emblem of the Tauriscii sodalitas, handles moulded with double palm fronds, one handle restored, one repaired
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Provenance
Formerly in an English private collection, prior to 1914.
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Lot Essay

Wild beast shows (venationes) were popular in Roman North Africa. Each show was staged by an association (sodalitas), which had a group of wild animals and a team of venatores to fight them. The symbol of the wreath was a professional badge, the number of plumes and the attributes identifying each association.
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