R38 Roman pottery flask with lion and boar £450

 


A red slip ware pottery flask with appliqué decoration on the body.

One side is decorated with a lion mauling a wild boar and the other side depicts a victor's wreath, a pair of palm fronds frame both sides.

Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD

Both handles lost otherwise intact apart from a tiny chip on the mouth

Size: 14.2 x 10 cms

Ex. private collection, Paris, France; inherited and formerly acquired in North Africa during the early to mid 20th Century.