Brocca - inv. 462
This small jug comes from Locarno (Switzerland), and was bought by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. The long ovoid body is embellished by winding reliefs, to which the head of Medusa is welded. The other reliefs include a goat and an old bearded man who is perhaps holding a knife and has a dead animal at his feet. These images, which are unconnected, don't have an intended narrative but they both come from religious and sacred symbology. Despite being an everyday object, this jug distinguishes itself due to the expression of its figures, hellenistic in origin.