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African red slip jug (lagynos) with horsemen hunting lions and ibex

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
A.D. 270–320


Place of Manufacture: Tunisia

Dimensions

17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.176

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

mold-made lagynos with female head. Relief design of a lion hunt. Relief inscription on the rim: NABIGIVS PINXIT

[Label text]:
A north African safari of Roman times unrolls on the shoulder of the vessel. The female head may allude to female drunkenness, a popular comic subject on roman wine jugs.

Provenance

By 1976: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith Collection; loaned to MFA in 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith (90.1977); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Smith, 51 Hudson Place, Weehawken, New Jersey 07087, April 16, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund