28 April 2004,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,314
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A ROMAN NORTH AFRICAN RED-SLIP WARE FLASK
The piriform body with applied relief decoration including three vertical palm fronds, a winged erote, a triple Janus head, a kantharos, and a tabella ansata (handled writing tablet) reading PENTAKI NIKA, repaired; and a Daunian pottery kyathos, the high horned handle with applied circular eyes, brown painted geometric decoration, the interior with stylized figure, circa 525-475 B.C.
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high av. (2)
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Item one: cf. R. Jackson (ed.), Gladiators and Caesars, The British Museum, London, 2000, p. 70, no. 74., for a flask with gladiatorial decoration and a similar inscription reading "Taurisc[us] nika (may Tauriscus win)."
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Acquired Faustus Fine Art Ltd., London, 1978.
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