Roman Terra Sigillata Fragment: Bear
An ancient Roman terra sigillata fragment depicting a bear bounding toward the spear of a hunter to the right, from a venatores scene of animal hunts at the Roman games.
Terra Sigillata Africana.
Venatores (hunters) specialized in animal hunts as well as circus tricks with ferocious animals during Roman gladiatorial games.
Formerly in the Cornelius Vermuele III, former curator of the MFA, Boston.