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Terracotta strainer jug

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; red-glaze
Dimensions:
6 5/16in. (16cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.393
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Jug with handle and spout.

A similar vessel, dated to the early Flavianic period (A.D. 69–79), was found during excavations in the House of Dionysus at Paphos. The production center of Cypriot Sigillata has not yet been identified, but it is likely to have been on the island itself rather than in southern Asia Minor or elsewhere. The industry flourished from the early 1st through the mid-2nd century A.D.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 987, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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