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Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On each side, within a triple plain border, is a head of Saint Menas to right. He has curly hair, and drapery round the neck. Both sides come from moulds produced from the same archetype. The mouth and handles are largely lost. Red fabric with a buff surface.
- Production date
- 480-650 (circa)
Height: 2.90 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Close: Heide and Thiel 2004: 146, no. iii.3.26, dated end of fifth to middle of seventh century AD.
Near: Metzger 1981: no. 82, from Alexandria, dated sixth to seventh century AD; von Falck and Lichtwark 1996: 167, no. 145b, dated end of fifth to middle of seventh century AD; Witt 2000: nos. 57 and 58, dated end of fifth to mid-seventh century AD.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number