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Jug in the shape of a drunken old woman

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The woman sits in armchair, elbows on knees, clutching a wine-jug (lagynos) between her legs. The mold was made in two parts and the seam joining the front and back is visible; name of workshop is inscribed on bottom: EXOFQSEM/ From the workshop [officina] of Q. Sem___). Loop handle is...

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Provenance

By 1990: with Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., 984 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., May 23, 1990

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Early 3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

23 x 9 cm (9 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1990.249

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, African Red Slip Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels