A very fine Roman green lead-glazed terracotta askos featuring a squat ovoid body leading to a short neck with a stirrup-shaped mouth. A single double-barrelled handle has been applied across the top of the vessel. It has been is decorated with incised twirls to create a twisted effect with the imitation of a hinge. The askos has been further embellished with multiple designs in relief. Below the handle is a portrait image of Dionysus depicted as the older bearded god with naturalistic facial features. Across the body are ivy leaves on vines strengthening the symbolism with Dionysus.
Date: Circa 1st century BC