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3187B

Carthaginian Creme Slipped Pottery Jug with Handle
Item No. 3187B

200 B.C.-200 A.D. Carthage, N/A, Tunisia
Earthenware
6" x 0" x 0"
( 15.24 x 0 x 0 cm)
(H x W x D)

Carthage refers both to the ancient city in North Africa located in modern day Tunis and to the civilization that developed within the itís sphere of influence. Heavily influenced by Greece and Rome, Carthaginian ceramics, especially utilitarian wares such as this, are usually either low fired red terracotta wares or plain terracotta with a beige slip. This single handled pouring vessel is elegant in its simplicity and beautiful in its contrasting shapes and volumes. Its thin foot forms a low profile from which the lower part of the jug expands at near a 45-degree angle. It rises in a semicircular form to the long neck, which rises vertically as a tubular form meeting the thick rim, which is formed as a small triangle at the side of a circle to make pouring liquid easy and clean.

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