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Wheel-made body with a flat rim and a central tube. Short, tapering nozzle with rounded end. Undecorated.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 6th–5th century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm (4in.)

Accession Number

88.906

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices