13 June 2000
A FAIENCE CYLINDRICAL VESSEL
roman period, circa 2nd century a.d.
Green and blue in color, the body decorated with a single sculptural frieze in raised relief with two pairs of confronting animals, including a hound and a cervid, and a goose and a lion, each separated by lush floral motifs
3¾ in. (9.5 cm) high
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For a similar faience vessel in the Louvre see p. 96, no. 60 in Grimm, "Two Early Imperial Faience Vessels From Egypt," Miscellanea Wilburiana I.
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