The rim decorated with three lions running to the right and a basket with vine branch and grapes.
Fine bowl on a low ring base, the rounded floor with an incised circle on the bottom, the flat rim with a groove on its outer face.
The detailed relief decoration was taken from separate molds and applied to the rim.
For similar decorative elements and for the discussion of the class cf. nos. 999-1046, pp. 75-75, pp. 221-223 and plates 51-52 in: John W. Hayes. Roman Pottery and Fine-Ware Imports. The Athenian Agora. Vol. 32. Princeton 2008.
(For similar lions, cf. nos. 1001, 1003, 1014, 1015; for the fruit basket, cf. no. 1019.)
Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD
D. 14.7 cm (5.8 in), H. 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Well preserved surface with minor pitting. Part of the rim with one lion professionally restored, as well as the lost hind feet of a second one.
Old Dutch private collection.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.