Roman Terra Sigillata Amphora
An ancient Roman red-ware terra sigillata amphora with an impressed design circling the vase below the handles.
Roman North Africa.
Terra-Sigillata Africana (African red slip ware) was the final development of terra sigillata. The centers of production were in the Roman provinces of Africa, Byzacena and Numidia; that is, modern Tunisia and part of eastern Algeria. Roman red-ware vessels were produced in quantity in North Africa workshops and shipped throughout the Roman Empire.
Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 17.194.856.
Previously in a New York private collection.