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Grey pottery pilgrim-flask, the fabric is very coarse, with circular body, short neck and only one handle surviving, both faces are elaborated with moulded rosettes within circles and beaded borders. The moulds for each side were made from the same archetype.
- 480-650 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Alexandria
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Alexandria (Egypt))
- Height: 8.7 centimetres (max)
- Width: 6.1 centimetres (max)
- Thickness: 2.1 centimetres (max)
Purchased: Greville J. Chester. Acquired in Alexandria.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Comparanda: Close: Metzger 1981: no. 95, from Alexandria, dated sixth to seventh century AD; registration no. PE 1883,0621.55. Near: Kaufmann 1908: 70, fig. 50, a mould from Abu Mena.
Not on display
fair (worn and handle missing)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA68805
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