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Coarse gritty clay, dark red, without glaze. Square upright projection from the rim on which is an ivy crowned head in relief, the long beard extending inward to form a knob. Above in relief letters: Late Greek Plain Ware, Hellenistic.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 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: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek,

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Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 378.1.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.115 D. 0.14 m.

Accession Number

88.875

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels