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Pilgrim flask

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Coarse red clay; surface worn; barrel-shaped surface decorated with vertical flutings; no foot; two handles.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar), house 22. 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Object Place

San el-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 cm, 13.8 kg, 17.8 cm (6 1/2 in., 30.4 lb., 7 in.)

Accession Number

86.729

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels