London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A NORTH AFRICAN RED-WARE POTTERY JUG
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Moulded in the form of the head of an old woman with centrally parted hair beneath a veil with scroll-pattern border, with gaunt facial features and down-turned mouth, wrinkles around her mouth and chin, the vessel's conical mouth emerging from the crown of her head, with ribbed strap handle behind, repaired with restoration
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high
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