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RAM2

Reference: RAM2 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Cilicia, Asia Minor

Date: 100 225 AD

Description:
Slightly tear-shaped deep body incorporating nozzle. Concave discus encircled by shoulder with impressed egg-pattern moulding and sharp carination. Plain flat base.

On discus: lion at l. mounting a mule (or deer?) at r. from behind, both animals facing r.


Fabric: Smooth pinkish-buff clay.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 6.2, W. 5.5, H. 2.3

Condition: From worn or later generation mould.

Notes:
Cf. Hayes, 299-302; Walters, 1315; BMC III, Q2642; (subject) BMC II, Q866.

(Tarsus Group XVIII)


Comments:
Evidence indicates that in these scenes the lion is often mounting rather than attacking the mule (on some lamps the roles are reversed).





Last edited: 18-08-2008

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