Terracotta jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 220–250
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; African Red Slip Ware
Dimensions:
6 1/16in. (15.4cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.383
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Narrow mouthed jug with one handle, and in stamped relief a man, animal, and leaves. The distinctive shape, fabric, and decoration of this vessel mark it as a product of the North African pottery industry, based in what is now Tunisia, which exported its wares widely throughout the Mediterranean.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 985, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 455, pp. 280-81, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.