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Vessel with relief decoration

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Fragmentary faience jar, decorated in a raised relief style characteristic of the late 4th century BC. The main frieze shows a man in Greek attire reclining on a couch, with a woman seated on a chair beside him. In front of him are a flute player and a woman offering a garland. On the neck is a...

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By 1962: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1962: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: January 10, 1962)

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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


Height x diameter: 24 x 15 cm (9 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pale green faience


The Ancient World