1st- 2nd Century A.D
Large Faience Ram
Strikingly similar to the Romano-Egyptian Ram currently in the Met (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/545209) this piece depicts a ram, with a highly textured and naturalistically modelled coat, curled horns and a static forward pose.
Crafted from faience, a substance which is not quite clay and not quite glass, but comprised of quartz or sand and calcite lime which develops a bright blue or turquoise colour during firing.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby’s, New York, 18th June 1991, Lot 46.
With Dikran Kelekian (1867-1951), Paris, prior to 1951.
With Piero Tozzi (1882-1974) Galleries, New York.
Sold at: Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby’s, New York, 18th June 1991, Lot 46.
With David Aaron Ltd, acquired from the above sale.