Earthenware ampulla. On each side, within a border of studs, Saint Menas stands to front, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a cross. He has curly hair, and wears a short tunic and a long cloak, and is flanked by camels. Both sides came from moulds produced from the same archetype. One handle is largely lost. Orange clay with a buff surface; a few large white inclusions.
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