This well preserved bowl shows fighting gladiators in an amphitheater. A heavy armoured gladiator attacks his opponent, armed with trident and dagger.
The other object I want to present, is this terra sigillata jar, decorated by three medaillions. One with a deer, one with a dog, and the one shown here, with a quadriga. The driver shows his victory branch and a coronet of beads. It says CALOS VENETE or "Bravo Blues!", refering to the blue party (factio veneta). It dates from the 2nd century AD, was found in Noviomagus, but the exact location is unknown. Originally, it was part of the collection of the famous collector G.M. Kam. Years ago, I visited this collection, on display, stuffed and pilled in a small museum at the outskirts of Nijmegen, now it is fortunatelly part of a well disclosed permanent exhibition.
If you like to see more of my pictures of this excellent collection on display, please click here.