Perfectly preserved decorated Terra Sigillata jar

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Decorated with human figures in high relief. Great condition. From an old German collection, acquired in 1979.
Object: Globular jar with two handles

Material: Terra sigillata

Date 1st - 3rd century A.D.
Roman Empire, North African workshop, Sigillata Chiara Type A

Description:    Globular jar with high neck and high ring-shaped base.
The body is decorated with mould-made high relief applications. One side shows a naked woman holding an object, probably a mirror, the other a man walking to the left and holding a basket and a hooked staff. Both figures are framed by high trees.

Size: Height 126 mm, diameter 88 mm.

Condition: Nicely preserved, delicate piece of ancient art. A hole of about 1mm diameter on one side of the neck, otherwise only minimal wear. Collection number "D1" in white paint on the base.

Reference: Garbsch, TERRA SIGILLATA - Ein Weltreich im Spiegel seines Luxusgeschirrs. Katalog der Ausstellung der Prähistorischen Staatssammlung München (München, 1982) p. 96 and 98, Nr. 13

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

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