Lead–glazed terracotta jug, first half of 1st century a.d.; Early Imperial, Julio–Claudian
Total preserved H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm), H. without handle 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1943 (43.11.2)
Much of the lead-glazed pottery of the Early Imperial period was produced in the Roman East at various sites on the western and southern coasts of Asia Minor. This lagoena (handled jug) was probably made at Tarsus in Cilicia. In shape, color, decoration, and treatment of the handle, it is clearly intended to imitate vessels made in bronze.