A fantastic unique North African terra sigillata lagynos with plastical decor. The vessel is biconic, with a decorated strap handle, its neck is in the form of a bearded man with oversized facial features. The shoulder features a Silen among grape vines. He is holding a sickle and picking grapes which encircle the shoulder. The bottom of this vessel is shaped like a large rossette. A unique special piece of Roman history and sigillata production.
Provenance: Gorny & Mosch, sale 227, lot 414., German private collection.
Period: early 4th century A.D.