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Dish with figures in applied relief

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Dish on a vestigial ring base and with a single groove just below the rim of the interior. It is decorated with five appliqués, four of which are based on wild-beast shows: a five-plumed wreath, a charging lion, a venator kneeling behind his shield to protect himself from another lion, and...

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Provenance

By June 1999: with Christie's New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 (Christie's Sale June 30, 1999, lot 161); by March 2001: with Charles Ede Ltd., 20 Brook St., London W1Y 1AD (Charles Ede Ltd, Catalogue of Roman Pottery IV, March 2001, no. 17); purchased by MFA from Charles Ede Ltd., April 25, 2001

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Byzacena, Tunisia

Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.); diameter: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.263

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, North African Red Slip Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels