The Central Gaulish industry was virtually destroyed c..
The Central Gaulish industry was virtually destroyed c. 196, for reasons given above, and supplies were probably limited by the early third century. The Rhineland potters who now supplied Britain with samian, but on a much reduced scale, appear to have had a limited figure repertoire. The salvation rebirth theme was acquired by Hercules through his visit to the Underworld to capture Cerberus. In consequence, he was often depicted on mausolea and sarcophagi. But these would have been mainly in the military zones, such as the example already noted of Hercules and Hesione at Chester. From richer areas of the Roman world, sarcophagi have been found with many of the Labours in relief. An example is one from the Via Appia, Rome. One side of the sarcophagus actually shows, from the left, Hercules dragging Cerberus from Hades,
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