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Fragment of a jar with the head of Dionysus

The head of Dionysus; hair knotted at back and bound with a fillet; lid stiff and partly open; at either side of head a loop and remains of a bail. Badly encrusted.


Said to be from Abydos. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1654-03.1656) for £3. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 300–100 B.C.

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The Ancient World