Red ware jug (lagoena)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period, Flavian
A.D. 69–96

Place of Manufacture: North Africa, Eastern Algeria


Height: 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Quasi hemispherical body with slender neck that contracts gracefully in the middle, convex moulding at lip, three ribbed strap handle. Low pedestal foot with internal groove. Orange-brown clay with glossy, red-orange-brown slip, on the body and foot, but thin or missing on neck, rim, and handle.

Paper label: “Pre`s la (?) Basilique/ de(?) Te’bessa/ ……………”


Label on the vase: (found) "pre`s (la) Basilique de Tebessa"; given by General Patel Goestchy to L. Colonel Baron Henri Charles de Ville d'Avray (General Goestchy had found it at Tebessa in a sarcophagus in 1883 when he was serving on the Tunisian frontier. A bronze coin of Claudius was found in the same tomb.); by 1926: Mrs. George E. Cabot Collection (lent by Mrs. George E. Cabot to MFA, April 2, 1926 as 37.26); transferred to Edward C. Cabot, May 2, 1953 (lent to MFA as 157.53); gift of Edward C. Cabot to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Edward C. Cabot