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Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief; concentric circles on one side. The mouth is damaged. Reddish fabric, with a buff surface; some white inclusions.
- Production date
Height: 3.25 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester. Acquired in Alexandria.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
This is unusual in that the body is largely wheel-made, with a finish of a spiral groove on one side, and throwing-marks on the edge; an applied convex face was luted on to form the other side.
Close: Kaufmann 1908: 69, fig. 48:10 and Kaufmann 1910: 87, fig. 29, from Abu Mena.
Near: Kiss 1989a: no. 137, from Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, context of AD 610-650.
Near, but sides moulded, not thrown: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, e.p.336.
Bibliog: Murray 1907: pl. v:7.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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