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Dark reddish-brown, round with long spout, small lug handles at sides, incised Greek key decoration on shoulder, raised ring base, broken center opening, hole in side.

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: 2.6 x 6.5 x 8 cm (1 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45913

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices