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Pottery: six fragments from a Gaulish Sigillata jar, now restored as one object. Plaster where incomplete.
Good orange-red glaze.
Round the body are four figures made from moulds, interspersed with scrolls and rows of raised dots en barbotine:
(1) Maenad dancing on tip-toe to right, holding a tambourine in both hands and looking round over right shoulder; wears himation over left shoulder and round lower limbs.
(2) Young Satyr moving to left, extending right arm; skin or chlamys over right shoulder and shepherd's crook (?) in left hand.
(3) Maenad as (1), but moving to left and looking round her left.
(4) Upper part of youthful Dionysos (?) to right with left arm extended, holding thyrsos in right hand; chlamys over left arm.
- Made in: Gaul
- Déchelette 72
- Diameter: 10.7 centimetres
- Diameter: 7.7 centimetres (base)
- Height: 18.5 centimetres
For the shape cf. Dechelette, ii. pl. 1.
See for similar vases Dechelette, ii. p. 169 ff.
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Object reference number: GAA44096
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