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African red slip jug (lagynos) with horsemen hunting lions and ibex

mold-made lagynos with female head. Relief design of a lion hunt. Relief inscription on the rim: NABIGIVS PINXIT [Label text]: A north African safari of Roman times unrolls on the shoulder of the vessel. The female head may allude to female drunkenness, a popular comic subject on roman wine...

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Provenance

By 1976: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith Collection; loaned to MFA in 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith (90.1977); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Smith, 51 Hudson Place, Weehawken, New Jersey 07087, April 16, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, A.D. 270–320

Place of Manufacture

Tunisia

Accession Number

1980.176

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels