Roman pottery wine lagynos with hunting scene and head of Bacchus

R87

£1,200.00

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A red slip ware pottery lagynos jug with moulded decoration. The neck of the jug is decorated with a youthful head of Bacchus, the god of wine. The body is decorated with a hunting scene involving riders on horseback pursuing a bear, stag and hare, as well as other figures. The base of the jug is moulded with a rosette pattern.

The lagynos was used to serve wine at banquets and festivities.

Culture:
Roman, North African Colonies, 4th Century AD

Size:
16 x 16.6 cms

Condition:
Professionally repaired from large fragments with some minor infill in the breaks, the surface is in overall very good condition and retains most of the original red slip

Provenance:
Ex. private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired 1980’s.

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