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Ancient Art


mid 2nd Century

Terracotta (African Red Slip)

4.445 × 25.718 cm (1 3/4 × 10 1/8 in.)
Gift of John Crockett
Tunisian, Roman
Late Roman-Byzantine
Containers - Ceramics

Purchased by J. Crockett in Jan, 1971, from the family of his U.S. Embassy, Tunis, driver and said to have been excavated with a trove of Roman ceramics near the amphitheater of El Djem, Tunisia.


“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 329, no. 164, pl. 164.

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