26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN RED-SLIP WARE RAM ASKOS
3RD CENTURY A.D.
The standing ram with thick fleecy coat, curled horns and long straight tail, the mouth forming a pouring spout, with cylindrical aperture and strap handle on the back, inscribed on left side of high base: "EX OFFICINA IANVARII" (made by the firm of Januarius), handle repaired
8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) long
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 265.
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