13 October 2008
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN FAIENCE JAR
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With turquoise and dark 'purple' glaze, with rounded body, horizontal shoulder and flaring rim, twin ribbed strap handles attached at rim and shoulder, decorated around the neck with garland of turquoise-green leaves modelled in relief, a similar garland around the shoulder
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Collection of Pierre Levy (1907-2002), Troyes, France, mainly formed in the 1950s-1960s.
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Cf. Égypte Romaine: l'autre Égypte, Musée de Marseille, 1997, pp. 120-121, no. 129 for similar.
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