ostracon ancient art



Roman African Fragment with Lion, 320-360 AD

Choice red-ware rim fragment featuring a beautifully detailed lion.

The feline approaches with a forward-turned front body. The head with delicate detail and a shaggy mane.

Excellent modeling of the musculature and great rendering of the panther-like fur pattern depicted with tiny circles.

For almost the same lion on an Orpheus bowl, cf. 1981.658 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The fragment belongs to the rim of a large dish with a calculated diameter of ca. 36 cm (14.2 in).

Collector's tag on the back (P-10-26).

Superb modeling. Beautifully detailed in fine style.

W. 5.8 cm (2.3 in), H. 4.1 cm (1.6 in)

Ex Clark collection, Santa Barbara.

480 USD

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