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Pottery: rim and wall sherd from Gaulish Sigillata bowl.
Good glaze. A series of panels, alternately a high narrow one, and a wide one divided into two unequal parts by a horizontal line, all vertically bordered by dotted lines, with an upper border of (roughly) OIOIOIOIOI pattern, roughly executed. In the narrow panels are figures of Aphrodite, of which three are visible; in the central one she is to the front, on a high pedestal, nude, with right hand by her side and a piece of drapery in left hand. In the two outer, her right hand is raised to her head, on which is some object. In the upper and larger halves of the wide panels, of which two and part of a third remain, the subjects are as follows: (1) an obscene group of a woman seated on a column and a man to right; on the right Eros advances with both arms extended, as if holding a wreath, drapery floating behind him.
(2) A nude figure bends over to left, his chin resting on a crooked staff (?), with a curve in the middle; behind him is a young Satyr (?) to left, with head thrown back, blowing a trumpet (?); next is Aphrodite, bending down to left, and lifting with right hand the edge of a garment twisted round her lower limbs.
(3) On the right is part of another panel with Eros to right.
In the lower portions of these panels are (i) a deer running to left, looking back; (ii) a dog running to left; (iii) a cock to right.
Diameter: 19 centimetres (rim)
Height: 10.50 centimetres (max)
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- Greek and Roman
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