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Brown pottery pilgrim-flask, the whole is very worn, with circular body, short neck and two handles. On each side, within a grooved border, Saint Menas stands to front, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is an obscure pattern in relief. He has curly hair, wears a short tunic and a long cloak, and is flanked by camels. Both sides are from the same archetype. The mouth is largely lost. Orange fabric, with a buff surface, and some mica.
- 480-650 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 8 centimetres (max)
- Width: 6.1 centimetres (max)
- Thickness: 1.8 centimetres (max)
Acquisition details not known.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Close: Witt 2000: no. 41, from Abu Mena, dated end of fifth to mid-seventh century AD.
Near: Kaufmann 1908: 212, fig.172:7, from Abu Mena; Kiss 1989a: no. 22, from Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, context of AD 560-610; Metzger 1981: no. 37, dated sixth to seventh century AD.
Not on display
poor (very worn)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- BS.5230 (Birch Slip Number)
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Object reference number: YCA68812
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