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Bowl with footed base from North Africa and Roman in date. The interior is coated in red paint up to the flat rim, and the exterior is covered half way down from the rim in a band of red paint. The bottom half is undecorated.

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Unguentaria from either Palestine or North Africa that is pinky-red in colour with red-painted bands on the shoulder. The grooves from its wheel-throwing are visible, and it dates to either the Late Hellenistic or Roman period. This vessel almost…

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Unguentaria from either Palestine or North Africa that is pinky-red in colour with red-painted bands on the shoulder. The groves from its wheel-throwing are visible, and it dates to either the Late Hellenistic or Roman period.

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Vaulting tubes (tubi fittili) are hollow terracotta tubes which were employed in Roman architecture to construct the framework of a vault, an arched structure which formed the ceiling of a room. Vaulting tubes were used primarily between the 2nd and…

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Jug from Hellenistic North Africa in a Greek shape with Greek style decoration of red-brown horizontal bands on the body, rim, and handle. The jug has a strap handle between the rim and shoulder, and a cardboard tag labled “Cimetière de l’Areg…

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Lamp with a green-turquoise glaze, Medieval in date from either North Africa or Palestine. It is a small open lamp with a pinched spout that has evidence of burning and a long horizontal handle that is partially preserved.

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Roman lamps, derived from Hellenistic prototypes, are closed lamps which were typically topped with a concave disk. On one end lies the handle, and the other side features a spout, with an open mouth, where the wick sits. These types of lamps allow…

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Roman lamps are a type of closed lamp, typically topped with concave disk. Derived from Hellenistic prototypes, these Roman closed lamps offer a number of advantages over open ones. They allow a better containment of oil, and have a more efficient…
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