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Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On side (a), within a border of groups of radiating lines and ring-and-dot patterns, is a cross with studs between the arms. On side (b) is a large petal-cross, with lotus flowers between the arms. The mouth and handles are largely lost, the breaks smoothed down; one side is damaged.
- Production date
- 480-650 (circa)
Height: 3 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester. Acquired in Egypt.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Comparanda: Sides (a) and (b): close: Metzger 1981: no. 93, from Alexandria, dated sixth to seventh century AD.
Side (b): close: Kaufmann 1908: 69, fig. 48:2, from Abu Mena. Near: Kiss 1989a: no. 32, from Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, context of AD 560-610; Metzger 1981: no. 92, from Alexandria (both sides), dated sixth to seventh century AD.
Bibliog: Murray 1907: pl. i:4.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1989 23 Jun-31 Aug, Durham Cathedral, Anglo Saxon Connections
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number