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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA64139

  • Description

    Fragment from shallow dish: made in an open or two-piece mould from rods both opaque and translucent, in green, dark-blue, yellow, and wine colour and the same colourless bands with yellow threads as in 1939,0322.16. One surface repolished in the 20th century.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6 centimetres (max)
  • Bibliography

    • Cooney 1976 386 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA64139

  • Registration number

    1939,0322.17

Fragment from the rim of a shallow millefiori dish: the opaque mottled green and white field is strewn with circular opaque black rosettes with red and white centres. They are outlined with pale-green ovals. One side repolished.

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Fragment from the rim of a shallow millefiori dish: the opaque mottled green and white field is strewn with circular opaque black rosettes with red and white centres. They are outlined with pale-green ovals. One side repolished.

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