Terracotta jug

Period: Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D.

Culture: Roman

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)

Classification: Vases

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.