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Terracotta jug

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Asia Minor, Tarsus
Medium:
Terracotta; lead-glazed
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1945
Accession Number:
45.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
This jug is attributed to one of the workshops producing lead-glazed vessels at Tarsus in southeast Asia Minor. Most of the production was devoted to making drinking cups, and this is a rare example of a different shape that was clearly much influenced by contemporary metalwork.
Hochuli-Gysel, Anne. 1977. Kleinasiatische glasierte Reliefkeramik, (50 v. Chr. bis 50 n. Chr.) und ihre oberitalienischen Nachahmungen. no. T224, p. 171, Bern: Stämpfli.

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