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VA8

Reference: VA8 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Probably Gaul

Date: 30 – 80 AD

Description:
Deep body. Concave discus encircled by moulding. Angled nozzle flanked by volutes. Wide base-ring.

On discus: two lares (household spirits), each holding rhyton aloft and situla in other hand, flanking circular altar or a cista.


Fabric: Buff clay with mottled vermilion and brown slip.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Notes:
Cf. (subject) Walters, 543, 1064; Djuric, C144; Loeschcke, 390-1; (fabric) BMC III, Q1582 (found at Vaison-la-Romaine); London, LCT84.4024.2021, LEN89.1029.326.
The fabric resembles Central Gaulish Colour-Coated Ware (Type 2/CGOF), associated with the Lezoux area, but was also produced elsewhere.

Pub: D. Knell, ‘Ancient Pottery Lamps’, Antique Collecting, June 2004.



VA8



Last edited: 22-04-2009

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