Period: Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D.
Medium: Terracotta; lead-glazed
Dimensions: total preserved H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm)
H. without handle 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number: 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.