Roman Ceramic Bowl with Oceanus Heads and Fishes

Roman Ceramic Bowl with Oceanus Heads and Fishes
Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD - Tunisia

The rim is decorated with facing Oceanus heads alternating with fishes. The finely rendered heads show bushy beards extending to both sides and goat-like ears. The lobster claws expected in the hair of Oceanus are mistakenly rendered as ram horns, the usual attribute for Zeus Ammon.
The Greeks believed Oceanus to be the titan of water, seas, lakes, rivers, oceans, streams and ponds.

Size: D. 15 cm, H. 4.7 cm
Material: Ceramic
Culture: Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD
Condition: Intact, choice example.

Provenance: French private collection. Thence art market Metz, June 2017 sale.
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Lot details
Bowl with Oceanus Heads and Fishes
Century/ Timeframe
Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD
Intact, choice condition
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