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2nd century CE-3rd century CE

27.0 × 11.6 × 11.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Mediterranean
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Green jug with a collar rim, folded outwards, downwards and inwards and flattened on top, a cylindrical neck with a tool mark at the junction with the shoulder, a cylindrical body and flat base, slightly concave below. The jug has a four-ribbed handle joined below the rim to the shoulder. The jug is decorated with horizontal grooves and incisions, a band of incisions at the shoulder, a broad groove 4.0 cm below this, two bands of incisions at the mid body, a broad groove 4.0 cm below this and two bands of incisions near the base. The jug is blown, no pontil mark visible, and the decoration is cut and incised with a wheel. The handle is dropped on at the shoulder, tooled into four prongs gripping the body, then drawn up to the rim, the ribs formed at the same time by tooling.