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Pottery: fragment of a Gaulish Sigillata bowl.
About half remaining. Good glaze on interior. Late and very rough work. Above the design, egg-and-tassel pattern.
Designs in panels divided by zigzag lines ending in rosettes:
(1) Combat of two gladiators: of the one on the left only the advanced left leg and part of left arm holding trident are visible; the other to left defends himself with his oblong shield.
(2) Combat of gladiators, with more detail visible than in (1): on the left a Thrax with crested helmet to which is attached a floating piece of stuff, greaves, small round shield, and sword, attacks a secutor or Samnite, with similar helmet, cuirass, greaves, sword in left, and oblong shield on right arm.
(3) Oblong panel with pigeon to right, below which is
(4) Eros to right with right hand extended.
(5) Man walking to left, with drapery round loins; head obliterated; below, a plant.
(6) Oblong panel with bird to left, below which is,
(7) Eros or Satyr moving to left; finally,
(1) repeated, the one on the left being complete, except his head and the prongs of his trident; of the other only the legs and lower part of shield are visible.
- Production date
Diameter: 6.80 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 16 centimetres
Height: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Roman Pottery
Panel 1 - Dechelette, types 619 and 620.
Panel 2 - Dechelette, 588 and 589; cf. Vase Μ23.
Panel 3 - Dechelette, 1031.
Panel 6 - Dechelette, 1032?
Panel 7 - cf. Dechelette, 352.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1893,1111.139 (M&LA Number)