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Natural red color, slight glaze, round, top disk indicated by two incised lines with petal decoration stamped around edge, center of top concave with small round hole, nozzel projects slightly, base indicated by incised line, no handle.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.5 x 6.6 x 7.5 cm (1 x 2 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45910

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices