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Plate: Fish and Heron


Probably TUNISIA


Roman Empire (27 B.C.E.-476 C.E.)


Plate: Fish and Heron


2nd-3rd c. C.E.


Earthenware, appliqué decoration


2.2 cm (h.), 22 cm (diam.)


Gift of Claude Paradis, inv. 2016.386


Archeology and World Cultures

African Red Slip pottery was produced in North Africa, mainly Tunisia, from the late first century to the seventh century C.E. It is characterized by orange-red, high-quality tableware, sometimes with stamped or appliqué decoration. Various workshops met both regional and far-off demands with exports not only around the Mediterranean Basin, but also throughout the Roman Empire and even beyond. Its circulation may have accompanied other products. North Africa was particularly known for being the main producer of wheat in the Roman Empire .

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