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Alabastron

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This vessel takes the form of a human figure. A forearm and hand are visible on the right, and there are traces of both on the left side. It has gray incrustation. The base is rounded. It is broken off at the top.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: April 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.738

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels