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Plate: Fish and Heron

Location

Probably TUNISIA

Era

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

Title

Plate: Fish and Heron

Date

2nd-3rd c. C.E.

Materials

Earthenware, appliqué decoration

Dimensions

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

Credits

Gift of Claude Paradis, inv. 2016.386

Collection

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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