Roman pottery wine lagynos with hunting scene and head of BacchusR87
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.
Roman, North African Colonies, 4th Century AD
16 x 16.6 cms
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
Ex. private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired 1980’s.