8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
A ROMAN RED SLIP WARE POTTERY JUG
NORTH AFRICA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
The piriform vase with mold-made appliqués, including a lovemaking scene on one side, the male to the left leaning back, the female straddling him, her right hand on his head for support, a leaping lion below; the other side with the goddess Venus, depicted nude in profile to the right, her right knee bent and raised to her chest, wearing a sash and blossoms in her hair, a running dog below; each with a floral garland arching above, tall palm branches in between, three scallop shells on the neck, a double row of chevrons on the handle, on a cylindrical foot
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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