- Museum number
Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On side (a) is a tree, the trunk flanked by two unidentified objects. On side (b), within a narrow plain border, is an inscription. The neck, mouth and handles are lost and restored in modern times. Red-brown clay; traces of a buff surface.
- Production date
- 480-650 (circa)
Height: 3.85 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Comparanda: Side (b): near: Metzger 1981: no. 84, from Alexandria (on both sides), dated sixth to seventh century AD; inscription as Witt 2000: no. 61, side A, dated end of fifth to mid-seventh century AD.
Bibliog: Murray 1907: pl. ii:7.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number