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RP1401

A Roman Single Handle Pitcher, ca 1st century AD

of buff clay with red slip, the vessel stands on a rounded base, the bulbous body thins to a narrow neck and flared rim with pronounced pouring spout, the single handle applied between rim and shoulder. 

Dimensions:  Height: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Diameter at widest area: 3 inches (7.62 cm)

Condition:  slight chip at the rim that does not detract. Otherwise intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance:  Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology.  He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

 

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