Terracotta jug

Period: Late Imperial

Date: ca. A.D. 220–250

Culture: Roman

Medium: Terracotta; African Red Slip Ware

Dimensions: 6 1/16in. (15.4cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.383


Narrow mouthed jug with one handle, and in stamped relief a man, animal, and leaves. The distinctive shape, fabric, and decoration of this vessel mark it as a product of the North African pottery industry, based in what is now Tunisia, which exported its wares widely throughout the Mediterranean.