Fragment of a vessel with a faun’s face

Fragment of a vessel with a faun's face

Ca 2nd/3rd century AD
Height: 58mm
Width: 36mm
Terracotta, two-part mould
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Half of the vessel with preserved relief facial decoration: prominent forehead, small mouth with a moustache and slightly snub fleshy nose. The eyes are large, with raised pupils, thick eyebrows are wrinkled in the middle. Above the low protruding forehead, a strand of hair between the horns, crowned with a small wreath of flowers. Vessels of this type were used during ceremonies dedicated to Dionysus (Greek god of wine, fertility, dancing).


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