Roman Terra Sigillata Amphora

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.
Ca. 1st - 3rd century AD.
Height: 12 1/2 in. (32 cm).
Intact.

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.

Inv#: 7333

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