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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Silver pepper-pot in the form of a sleeping African slave. He squats to nap, with a chained chest or lantern between his legs. The figure is hollow; pepper could be shaken through holes in the head.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 200-270 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9 centimetres
    • Weight: 52 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Silver 145 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70/dc31

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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