Roman Terra Sigillata Fragment: Lion and Venator
An ancient Roman terra sigillata fragment from the corner of a large rectangular platter depicting a crouching male lion behind a venator who crouches beneath a large netted basket used to catch wild game.
Terra Sigillata Africana.
Venatores (hunters) specialized in animal hunts as well as circus tricks with ferocious animals during Roman gladiatorial games.
Formerly in F. K. collection, California.