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Dish with bail and six feet

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This small, fragmented bronze bucket is round with four feet connected to its base and a movable handle. Similar buckets were used during this period as "censors" for holding coals and incense.

Provenance

From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, 7th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: Height 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in) Diameter 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.255

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels