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African Red Slip Ware bowl with the sacrifice of Isaac

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Hayes form 53A: shallow bowl with unprofiled rim and flat base. On the inside two grooves run around the wall below the rim, and two more grooves ring the center. The interior is decorated with mold-made, applied figures. Abraham is clad in a short tunic with one shoulder strap (an exomis),...

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By 1989: in L. Alexander Wolfe (7 Natan Hanavi, Jerusalem 95111, Israel) and Frank Sternberg (10 Schanzengasse, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland) auction (Sternberg sale catalogue 23, no. 402) at Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, November 20, 1989; purchased at the auction by MFA; accessioned by MFA, December 20, 1989

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Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, A.D. 350–430

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Ceramic, African Red Slip Ware with figures molded separately and applied


The Ancient World