A terracotta horse-protome spout with a wide tubular muzzle, broken from a vessel. The neck with much of the head was wheel-thrown and slightly squashed from its cylindrical shape; the muzzle was also wheel-made and added to the head, small lumpy ears were attached (one lost) and a wavy mane was applied. Orange-brown Nile silt with some white inclusions and a little mica. The exterior is covered overall with a drab cream-coloured slip; lines on the face, the eyes and the hair of the mane are shown with a black fired-on ceramic colour.
- 550-650 (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, monastery
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 7.1 centimetres
Donated: Byzantine Research and Publication Fund (BRPF). Excavated by R. Campbell Thompson and F.A. Richards in 1913-14 at Wadi Sarga, 15 miles south of Asyut. [The same as registration no. 1919,0505.316.]
Late Roman, about AD 550-650.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA32473
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