Ancient Roman North Africa
Redware, Terra Sigillata & Samian Ware Pottery Fragments for Sale
Early Christian Iconography. Ex-Royal Athena Galleries, New York



Roman North Africa, 4th - 5th Century AD. Nice redware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment. Early Christian item, depicting a Lamb of God in the center, with Chi-Rho Christogram (X/P) elements on the outside edge. 55 mm (2 1/8"). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. Gorgeous! #AR20711: $299 SOLD



Roman Britain. Fantastic orange-ware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD.
Decorative with a floral motif and a dove, an early symbol of Christianity. Old 1850's collection label on back reads
"A piece of Roman pottery dug up on play ground, St. Peter's School, York." 66 mm (2 1/2") dia. #AR2082: $399


Roman Britain. Great orange-ware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Depicts a hunting scene, with leaping hounds chasing wild animals, including a nively detailed panther. 80 mm (3 1/8"). #AR2083: $325

Hercules fighting the Nemean lion! Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th Century AD. Great Roman terra sigillata plate fragment depicting Hercules fighting the Nemean lion. Nicely detailed and quite attractive! 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" (93x68 mm) and quite thick. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York City; Ex English private collection.
#AR2404: $475



Roman red-ware plate fragment with musician and dancer!
The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus.
Published!
Roman North Africa, AD 350 - 420. Beautiful Roman red-ware shard depicting wedding of Thetis and Peleus. A woman dances and plays the castanets, with another musician plays the pan pipes. 3 3/4" x 2" (9.7 x 5 cm). Published in Cornelius Vermeule's Light from the Age of Augustine p. 75, no. 75 (this piece); cf. Garbsch and Overbeck 1989 fig. 194. This fragment belonged to Cornelius C. Vermeule who was the curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This piece has also been published in Light from the Age of Augustine by John J. Herrmann Jr. and Annewies Van Den Hoek; Ex Northern California private collection. #AR2676: $499


Roman Britain. Nice orange-ware pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Depicts the well-defined facing head of a satyr. 62 mm (2 3/8"). My favorite piece from the bunch. Much better than photo! Displays great. #AR2089: $299

Roman Britain. Nice orange-ware pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. The base stamped with the maker's mark. Interesting! 58 mm (2 1/4"). #AR2088: $99

Early Christian symbolism! Roman North Africa, c. 5th-6th century AD. Great orangeware pottery fragment depicting a fish. Nicely-rendered details. This photo is cropped... if you click it will expand to show the whole piece. 100 mm (4 inches) long.
ex-David Liebert, Time Machine. #AR2178: $175


Roman North Africa, c. 5th Century AD. A very large and impressive Roman terra sigillata plate fragment depicting a band of fish. Intact with light surface deposits. 135x90 mm (5 3/8" x 3 1/2"). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York City. Nice piece with early Christian symbolism! #AR2429: $350

Roman North Africa, c. 3rd-5th century AD. Excellent redware plate fragment depicting a Roman soldier holding a spear. Finely executed details in the hair and face, his cuirass (armor) clearly visible. Large 62x54 mm (2 1/2" x 2") and very thick. Philadelphia, PA private collection. #AR2422: $350

Roman North Africa, c. 3rd-5th century AD. Lovely redware plate fragment depicting two heart-shaped vine leafs and three stars. H: 48 mm (1 7/8"). #AR2637: $99

Ancient Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th century AD. Nice redware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment depicting a lion attacking right, probably from a gladiator beast battle! W: 8.5 cm (3 1/2") and very thick and heavy! #AR2668: $225


Ancient Roman North Africa, 2nd-4th century AD. Beautiful redware pottery fragment from a large dish, with interesting animal impressions around the edge. A great display piece... this has been in my collection for years. 92 x 37 mm. #Rom1084: $175



Roman Britain. Orange-ware pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Inscribed with a simple cross in ancient times. Obviously belonged to an early Christian. 82 mm (3 1/4"). #AR2085: $150

Roman North Africa, c. 350-390 AD. Fantastic large redware shard from a lanx (rectangular platter), depicting a Victor and the sun-god Sol. The central medallion shows the forward-facing bust of a Victor (champion) being venerated by 2 Victories on globes holding palm branches over his head. The other medallions show the sun-god Sol riding a quadriga (chariot drawn by 4 horses) facing front. Between the medallions are images of Victory holding a palm branch, over the small busts of dignitaries. Large 85x60 mm (3 3/8” x 2 3/8”). See Herrmann & Van Den Hoek, "Light in the Age of Augustine", pages 80-81, for exact type. ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection, believed to have come from the collection of Cornelius Vermeule. #AR2745: $225

Roman North Africa, c. 350-390 AD. Fantastic redware shard from a lanx (rectangular platter), depicting the sun-god Sol. The central medallion shows the sun-god Sol riding a quadriga (chariot drawn by 4 horses) facing front. Next to the medallion is the image of Victory holding a palm branch. 60x46 mm (2 3/8” x 1 3/4”). See Herrmann & Van Den Hoek, "Light in the Age of Augustine", pages 80-81, for exact type. ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection, believed to have come from the collection of Cornelius Vermeule. #AR2746: $150

Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th Century AD.
Incredible terra sigillata plate fragment depicting a large central chi-ro, partial V-shaped border decoration visible. Measures 3 1/2" (9 cm) x 2 3/4" (7 cm). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York City; Ex collection of Clemens Holzmeister (1887-1983), acquired between 1927 and 1954; Ex Hamburg private collection, acquired in the 1980's. A gorgeous piece from my own personal collection... I am in no hurry to see this one go! #AR2405: $499
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A Roman North Africa, c. 4th - 5th Century AD. Nice terra sigillata plate fragment depicting a galloping donkey, probably from a scene of an execution in the circus (damnatio ad bestias). L: 3 1/4" (8.2cm), H: 1 1/4 in (3.2cm). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York City; Ex collection of Clemens Holzmeister (1887-1983), acquired between 1927 and 1954; Ex Hamburg private collection, acquired in the 1980's. Great provenance! #AR2658: $175

Roman North Africa, c. 340-400 AD. Nice redware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment. Depicts a wild boar running right. Very nicely detailed. Big 90 mm (3 1/2"). cf. Light of the Age of Augustine, #95. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AR20712: $175

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-4th century AD> Nice piece of blackware pottery, clearly impressed with the maker's mark stamp. Other side shows traces of the original fingerprints of the maker! Interesting. 59 mm (2 1/4"). #AR2114x2: $99


Roman North Africa, c. 5th Century AD. Large Red-ware pottery sherd with a Gladiator or Saint. The figure shown on left, wearing tunic, circular decoration around, Next to this is a large 6-pointed floral star with diamond and circular decorations around. Big 100x74 mm (3 7/8" x 2 5/8") and thick! Originally part of a massive plate or platter. Very nicely detailed. Unpublished! A large and impressive display piece. Ex Santa Barbara County, CA collection. #AR2256: $275


Roman North Africa, c. 3rd-5th century AD. Lovely redware plate fragment depicting a swimming dolphin. Measures 60x60 mm (2 3/8" x 2 3/8"). Great detail. Philadelphia, PA private collection. #AR2423: $225



Roman North Africa, c. 3rd-5th century AD. Small redware plate fragment depicting the facing bearded head, likely of a satyr or other mythological figure. Edges of wings visible to sides, likely belonging to other characters. W: 26 mm (1 inch). #AR2638: $99


Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th century AD. Nice redware plate fragment depicting a bull. Nicely-detailed features. 53 mm (2 1/16") and quite thick. Light earthen deposits. Old auction sticker on back. ex-Royal Athena Gallery, NY. #AR2538: $175

Ancient Roman North Africa, 2nd-4th century AD.
Early Christian symbolism! Redware
Terra Sigillata pottery piece from an ornate cup. Depicts two fish swimming upwards with nice incised linear elements and great detail! A lovely display piece. #Rom1414: $299


Roman Britain. Nice orange-ware pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD. Decorated with a bear, rearing up. Probably from a gladiator beast battle! Very nicely rendered. 83 mm (3 1/4") dia. #AR2084: $299



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Roman North Africa, 4th - 5th Century AD. Nice redware pottery fragment. Depicts a cehtral "Christogram" Chi-Rho, with a standing man and woman to the sides. Highly sought-after iconography. 41 mm (1 5/8"). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AR2087: $299 SOLD

Roman Britain. Gladiators!!! Large orange-ware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment from Roman England, c. 1st - 3rd century AD.
Depicts two gladiators fighting. One with a long spear, the other with a sword and shield. One fallen gladiator in the background.
To the right is a dancing lady within an arena archway. Large 118 mm (4 5/8"). ON the back an inked collection tag indicating it was found in Colchester, England. Very rare gladiator depiction. Outstanding! #AR2086: $650
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Roman North Africa, c. 5th Century AD. Fabulous red-ware pottery sherd depicting the Tree Man. He sits within a woven surrounding, playing a wind instrument. Ref: Ennabli 1976. Pl. III no. 80; cover photo for the book Light from the Age of Augustine p.61. no. 51. Measures 65x46 mm (2 1/2" x 1 3/4"). Ex Santa Barbara County, CA collection. #AR2254: $299 SOLD

Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th Century AD. Neat Roman terra sigillata plate fragment depicting a snake and scorpions. Well-detailed with light deposits. 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" (92x69 mm) and quite thick. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York City; Ex English private collection. #AR2394: $399 SOLD



Roman North Africa, 4th - 5th Century AD. Nice redware Terra Sigillata pottery fragment. Depicts a standing lady, naked from the waist up. Her left arm is held behind her, her hair neatly dressed upon her head. 52 mm (2"). Lovely piece. #AR2113: $199
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Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th Century AD. Red-ware terracotta discus lamp with a large Chi-Rho (Christogram) depicted in the discus. The shoulder is decorated with small impressed lines and circles. Though the nozzle is lost, we can see that a channel would have run between the disc and nozzle, edged by ridges. There is a maker's mark on the underside in the form of a Silphium seed. The seed takes the form of the traditional heart shape and was used in antiquity as a seasoning and medicine. Silphium was also an important trade item for the North African city of Cyrene, which may place this lamp as being made in the city of Cyrene. L: 3 7/8" (10 cm). Ex English private collection. #AR2210: $325 SOLD

Roman North Africa, 350 - 420 AD. Large and detailed red ware fragment. One half of decorative wall tile, depicting a lion, ibex, and foot of either a hunter, persecuted Christian, or gladiator within a border of fleurons as seen around the shoulders of red-ware lamps of the same period, the outer edges of the tile with hatches between parallel lines. 4 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in (11.4 x 6.7 cm). Nicely detailed with light deposits. Ex Northern California private collection. #AR2635: $299 SOLD

Roman North Africa, c. 5th Century AD. Nice red-ware oil lamp fragment decorated with dolphins in the form of a cross. Other dolphins decorate the edge. Measures 70x67 mm (3" x 2 3/4"). Ex Santa Barbara County, CA collection. #AR2255: $125 SOLD