Roman Ceramic Fragment with Lion

Roman Ceramic Fragment with Lion
Roman, North Africa, 350-430 AD - Tunisia

Shallow bowl redware fragment showing a fierce lion with the head turned towards the viewer.
The motif may belong to the realm of Roman hunt scenes or relate to Christians thrown to the beasts like St. Thecla or Daniel. Apart from that the lion may represent Christ or Marcus the evangelist.

Size: L. 8.5 cm, H. 4.4 cm
Material: Ceramic
Culture: Roman, North Africa, 350-430 AD
Condition: Fragmentary, reconstituted from three shards. Superb modeling.

Provenance: French private collection, sold at Marseille Enchères Provence, April 2017 sale.
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Import taxes for buyers in the countries of the European Union – reduced customs duties of 5% in the United Kingdom – no fees in the United States and in Switzerland.
Italia: Importazione soggetta all’IVA – sdoganamento molto lento – consegna postale lentissima.

Lot details
Fragment with Lion
Century/ Timeframe
Roman, North Africa, 350-430 AD
Fragment, good condition
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