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Pilgrim Flask

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Buff clay; unglazed. molded design: on one side in low relief, African head r., within a double pearled border; on the other:(INSCRIPTION) in four lines within single pearled border. "Praise to Saint Menas"

Inscription

Moulded design: on one side in low relief, negroid head r., within a double pearled border; on the other:(INSCRIPTION) in four lines within single pearled border. "Praise to Saint Menas"

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Whittemore Collection; bequest of Thomas Whittemore to MFA, April 11, 1957

Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Roman Provincial, 4th–6th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.2 x 7 cm (4 x 2 3/4 in.).

Accession Number

RES.57.15

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels