A fine Ancient Roman redware flagon. The vessel has a wide flared rim below which a ribbed strap handle extends to to shoulders, around which is a double band of rouletted decoration. The flagon stands on a low ring foot.
Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD Condition: Very Fine condition; surface glaze just a little rubbed in places, but complete and intact with a few earthy deposits.
This type of high-quality pottery was made of fine clay in central Tunisia. Although fine red slip ware, the so-called ‘Arretine’ ware, was first produced in Italy, African red slip ware was the most popular type of tableware in the Roman Empire by the 3rd century AD. Red ware pottery was made in Roman Africa from the 1st to the 7th century AD, with Byzacena and Zeugitana (in modern day Tunisia) boasting the most production.
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