Terracotta jar-stopper. A jar-stopper, on the face of which is a cobra to right, crowned with a disc and horns. In the field behind are the letters MP. In front of the snake is either the letter I, or perhaps the tip of its tail; also a rough raised area, perhaps fortuitous, but probably obliterated letters. At the rear are a series of grooves, arranged in a grid pattern, probably to key it to a mud or plaster sub-stopper. Produced by pressing in a one-piece mould. Micaceous red-brown Nile silt.
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