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Three-handled jug with relief medallions

Date:
late 2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; Rhône Valley ware
Dimensions:
H. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm); diameter 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.870
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
This unusual three-handled jug is decorated with molded appliqué disks. Two are from the same mold and depict the Greek mythological figures Atalanta and Hippomenes. The third appliqué shows a religious procession with the cult statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis being paraded in a cart. The jug is said to have been found at Arausio (modern Orange, Southern France), but it was probably made in a workshop at either Lyon or Vienne in the upper Rhône Valley.
Said to be from Arausio (modern Orange, Southern France)

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1886. Terres Cuites d'Asie de la Collection Julien Gréau. no. 135, pp. 1–3, pl. CCCXLIV, Paris: Hoffman.

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 135, pp. 279–80, pl. 344.1–3.

Déchelette, Joseph. 1904. Les Vases Céramiques Ornés de la Gaule Romaine (Narbonnaise, Aquitaine et Lyonnaise), II. pp. 237, 281, 286, Paris: Picard.

Walters, Henry Beauchamp. 1905. History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Vol. 1. p. 532, fig. 228, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Minto, Antonio. 1919. "La Corsa di Atalante e Hippomenes." Ausonia, 9: p. 85, fig. 4.

Alföldi, Andreas. 1938. "Tonmodel und Reliefmedaillons aus den Donauländern." Laureae Aquincenses memoriae Valentini Kuzsinsky dicatae, I, Dissertationes pannonicae, II, : p. 58, 4.

Sautel, Joseph. 1939. Carte Archéologique de la Gaule Romaine: Carte et Texte Complet du Département de Vaucluse, VII. no. 21, p. 118, Paris: Ernest Leroux.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1939. Guide to the Collections: Ancient and Oriental Art--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman Far Eastern, Near Eastern Oriental Armor, Vol. 1, World's Fair Edition. p. 43, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wuilleumier, Pierre. 1952. Les Médaillons d'Applique Gallo-Romains de la Vallée du Rhône, Annales de l'Université de Lyon. Troisième série, Lettres, 22. p. 10, Paris: Les Belles Lettres.

Alföldi, Andreas. 1965-1966. "Die Alexandrinische Götter und die Vota Publica am Jahresbeginn." Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum, 8/9: pl. 10, 1.

Audin, Amable and H. Vertet. 1972. "Médaillons d'Applique à Sujets Religieux des Vallées du Rhône et de l'Allier." Gallia, Archéologie de la France Antique, 30: pp. 250-51, fig. 11.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. pl. 692, p. 868, Anubis, no. 45, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Atalante, no. 82, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Isis, no. 78, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Palaistra, p. 145; Schoineus, no. 1a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Merkelbach, Reinhold. 1995. Isis regina, Zeus Sarapis: die griechisch-ägyptische Religion nach den Quellen dargestellt. no. 288, p. 155, Stuttgart: B. G. Teubner.

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