25 October 2006
A ROMAN NORTH AFRICAN RED SLIP WARE FLASK
MID-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The globular body with applied decoration including on one side a figure of Mercury carrying money bag and caduceus, the other side with three draped female figures, the first beating a tambour, four bunches of foliage in the field, handles moulded with palm fronds
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Formerly in an English private collection acquired mainly in the 1980s/early 1990s.
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