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Large Roman / Byzantine Terracotta Storage Jar

Late Roman to Byzantine period, ca. 5th to 9th century CE. Large pottery storage jar of the type used to store water, wine, grains and oils. Bulbous base tapering toward the top with two large strap handles and incised decorations along the base and midsection. A fine and attractive example! Size: 14" W x 20" H (35.6 cm x 50.8 cm)

Condition: Outer surface lightly encrusted, root marked and stained, interior showing significant manganese deposits, one side slightly indented in firing process, but completely intact and generally quite excellent

Provenance: Ex-private Thousand Oaks, CA collection

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