Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On side (a), within a double border, Saint Menas stands to front, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a cross. He wears a short tunic and a long cloak, and is flanked by camels. On side (b) is a cross, within a wide wreath, which rises from and terminates with ring-and-dot patterns. The mouth and handles are largely lost.
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