A Roman provincial bowl, broken into 20 fragments, it is now complete.

Belongs to a small but well-defined group of decorated and inscribed drinking bowls. Made of pale olive-green glass, spirally streaked, engraved on the outer surface with a mounted horseman, with flying cloak and whip, galloping through a tree-studded landscape, with two hounds driving a hare into a net. Round the scene is inscribed VIVAS CVM TVIS PIE Z= 'May you live, you and yours. Drink. Live'

Provenance

Found in a 4th Century building excavated at Chapel Leazes, Wint Hill, Somerset during November 1956.




Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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