CHARMING ROMAN MOLDED POTTERY ASKOS IN THE FORM OF A DOG
At rest, the dog raises his head inquisitively. On the animal’s back, an opening for filling the askos, with a ring handle adjacent. A hole in the dog’s nose serves as the vessel’s spout. The vessel painted entirely in red slip.
With a positive thermoluminescence test.
Intact, 11.6 x 13.1 cm (4 9/16 x 5 3/16")
Ex: German private collection of Gottfried Sieben (d. 1961).
With a German export license.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.40
Gorny & Mosch; Kunst der Antike. Auktion # 256 (Munich, 06.26.2018) lot. 58
The British Museum reg. nos.: 1856,1226.380; 1907,0520.68