Roman Empire

The ancient Roman Empire was established in 27 BCE after the fall of the Roman Republic and continued until its demise in the 5th century CE. Its political center was the city of Rome. A significant part of the empire was the colonies it established in Roman North Africa.

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  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Perfume Juglet, Judea (1784B-WSA) $395

    $395.00
    H: 5.75”   Dia: 3.375″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This pottery Judean juglet was made during the Biblical Period in the Holy Land (Levant) and used to hold perfume or other costly items. Its upper body tapers inward to a narrow neck to limit its pouring rate and conserve its costly contents. Covered with slip to lessen leakage and improve their appearance, these were used throughout the Roman-Empire.

  • Ancient Terracotta Oenochoe (Wine Jug), Roman North Africa (3197A-UOM) $275

    $275.00
    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S. !

    This small wine jug was created in a Roman North Africa production center for domestic use and exported elsewhere in the empire. As the poor could only afford practical objects, potters made many functional objects using inexpensive long-lasting materials.

  • Ancient Earthenware Carinated Flagon with Handle, Roman North Africa (3188BOB)

    $625.00
    H: 8.5”  Dia: 5.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    The shape of this elegant carinated ancient earthenware  pouring vessel used to hold and dispense potable liquids:  water, wine and other drinks. They were used to hydrate everyone including laborers, field workers, ship-rowers, army personnel and people in their homes and were placed wherever they were needed.

  • Ancient Earthenware Carinated Flagon, Roman North Africa (3191BLB)

    $775.00
    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This Roman ceramic flagon is a uniquely shaped vessel used to store and pour potable liquids. A crème slip carinated jug with a high profile and a trefoil pouring spout, it has a strap handle attached from the carinated edge to just below the rim for easy handling.

  • Ancient Earthenware Jarlet, Roman North Africa (3195A-DAE) $225

    $225.00
    H: 4.625”  Dia: 3.625″ | FREE SHIPPING

    Earthenware pottery jarlets from Roman North Africa were used as oil, perfume, ointment or cosmetic containers and are a mini version of a Greek wine jug (oenochoe). Not used for wine, it has no handle, its shape fits well in the hand making it easy to grip and it is idecorated with ribbing and grooved furrows) around its body.

  • Ancient Earthenware Shallow Bowl, Roman North Africa (3184PKM)

    $525.00
    H: 2.875” Dia: 7.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This finely shaped red clay earthenware piece is less typical than other Roman bowls. Its thin walls are taller and lighter, and a red band circles it and angles inward a bit on the inside.

  • Ancient Harpocrates Figurine, Roman Empire, Alexandria (1844BHK) $395

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    Ht: 6.5”  W: 2.625”  D: 1.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This figure is Harpocrates the Greek god of silence, confidentiality and secrets holding a jar and was made using a bivalve-mould. The iconography hints at a royal and temple cult, as he wears a double crown symbolizing both Upper and Lower Egypt. A royal emblem showing an association with the contemporary king, in Egypt royals with crowns were a manifestation of the Egyptian god Horus. Small white specks are all that remains of the slip and colorful paints covering it. Missing part of his right side when excavated, there are no repairs and it is mounted on a stand. Given its age, the image is in good condition with normal scrapes and cracks found in pieces of this age.

     

  • Ancient Large Stamped Red Platter, Roman North Africa (3185BCA) $485

    $485.00
    H: 2.25”  Dia: 14.5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This ancient serving plate is remarkable for its survival, size, stamped designs and graceful simplicity. It is known as ARS (African Red Slip). Platters of this size are rare and, when they are found, they are usually in multiple broken pieces that have significant losses.

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  • Ancient Pottery Woman with Child, Roman Empire, Alexandria (1845BHK) $395

    $395.00
    Ht: 6.75”  W: 3”  D: 2” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This Roman Egyptian figurine from Alexandria of a woman holding a young child is a Kourotrophos, a class of god and goddess figures holding infants or children. Referred to as child nurturers, these were revered deities, cult figures and mortals who were also fertility symbols and protectors of the young. Mother and child figures like this are universal and appear known in disparate cultures throughout the world.

     

  • Ancient Red Terracotta Flask, Roman North Africa (3182BAC) $525

    $525.00
    Ht: 7”  W: 4.875”  D: 4” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This thin-walled ancient Roman vessel is a beautiful work of art. Its has a delicate piriform (pear-shaped) body and fine relief designs of a rosette, lion and palm leaves surround it.

     

  • Ancient Ribbed Oinochoe Wine Jug, Roman North Africa (3197B-EKB) $295

    $295.00
    Ht: 6.25”  W: 3.25”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This is an excellent example of the daily-use utilitarian earthenware oinochoe created for the masses. . Its body is tapered and ribbed from the everted rim to just above the flat, wide foot making it stable and attractive. It was made using a potters wheel, seen by the circle marks on the bottom and the uniform ribbing.

  • Ancient Terracotta Carinated Flagon with Handle, Roman North Africa (3190BME) $625

    $625.00
    H: 8.5”  Dia: 9.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    Made in the Roman North Africa, this ancient ceramic flagon was made for the lower classes and called coarse wear. Used to hydrate all kinds of people and on home altars to make offerings to domestic family deities, it is a common ancient pottery shape having a handle and an angled edge around  the entire vessel.

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