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Vessel fragment

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One fragment of a vase stand with flaring rim; pale green faience with decoration of walking female sphinxes in blue fields.

Provenance

Provenance unknown (found in Off. A of the MFA where it had been for many years).

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 6.5 (rim width) cm (2 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.962

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels