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African red slip beaker

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Tunisia


15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Figures in relief moulded separately

Not On View


The Ancient World



Applied decoration: Bacchus and a satyr separated by palm branches. Clay with glossy red-orange coating. Stylized leaf decoration.
Cylindrical straight rim above ridge around slightly flaring neck, minimally offset with slightly piriform globular body on ring base. Strap handle rising to just under ridge from neck to shoulder.
[Label text]:
Front: Satyr carrying a large wine vessel (kantharos)
Back: Bacchus, god of wine
The figures are separated by palm branches symbolizing Bacchic victory.


By 1995: with Acanthus Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028; purchased by MFA from Acanthus Gallery, September 20, 1995

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund