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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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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

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Classical Department Exchange Fund

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

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The Ancient World