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Roman , Ware , 2nd Century A.D.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
is French for a ceramic slip, a mixture of clay and water used for decorating . In English the term is used for two different techniques but here we are only concerned with the technique used in the ancient world. is piped onto the object much like cakes are decorated with icing, using a quill, horn, or another kind of nozzle. The slip is often a color contrasting with rest of the vessel and forms a design, a pattern, or , that is raised above the main surface. The Egyptians used decorative designs. Specimens have also been found at Minoan Knossos on the island of .
This example was found near Corinth. The is certainly related to the Egyptian ware but it may have been made in mainland .
AE36060. ware , Athenian -, ROM -; 5 Ĺ inches high, Collectible condition, buff clay, ovoid body, wide tubular neck, strap handles, horizontal bands on neck, Barbatine rows of leaf shaped decorations on body; , one section of rim, a small shoulder and of one ; ; $340.00 (Ä302.60)
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