Roman Redware Shard // Serpent in the Garden of Eden
Roman North Africa, c. 4th-5th Century AD. Rare redware pottery shard depicting the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. Shown wound around the apple tree, its sinister face extended left toward Adam and Eve (off stage left). Nicely preserved.
7"L x 7"W x 1.25"H
— Roman North Africa, c. 4th - 5th Century AD
— See Spatantike Zwischen: Heidentum und Christentum, plate 50-41, page 117 For Type
— Shard Measures 3.1875" H x 3.125" W
— Mounted in 7" Diameter Archival Magnetic Frame
— Ex Thomas Bentley Cederlind's Estate, Portland, OR
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