Large Roman Terra Sigillata bowl

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Delicate, perfectly preserved pottery bowl from an old German private collection, acquired in 1979. Reported to have been found in El Djem, Tunis.
Object: Deep plate or bowl

Material: Terra sigillata

Date 1st - 4th century A.D.
Roman Empire, North African workshop

Description:    Large bowl with slightly convex base and broad rim.

Size: Height 50 mm, diameter 244 mm.

Condition: Perfectly preserved including the original red slip. Old collection number "D11" is written with a white colored pen on the rim.

Reference: Compare J.W. Hayes, Handbook of Mediterranean Pottery (University of Oklahoma Press 1997) p. 53 Fig 19.7, however, the specimen shown there has a narrower rim

Provenance: Acquired 2020 from the German private collection U. Kabs, inherited in this 2019 from the German private collection Dr. K. Kabst. Acquired December 21, 1979, at Adolf Buch Antiquitäten, Kreuztal in Westf., Germany (copy of the invoice is preserved). Reported to have been found in El Djem, Tunis.

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