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Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On each side, within a border of studs, is a six-petalled rosette contained by a raised circle and an undulating line. At the centre, and between each petal, is a stud; the studs between the petals are embraced by a chevron. Both sides come from moulds that are the products of the same archetype. The mouth is lost. Orange fabric, with traces of a buff surface; several white inclusions, apparently sand.
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Height: 3.50 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Comparanda: Close: Metzger 1981: no. 95, from Alexandria, dated sixth to seventh century AD; registration no. EA 1867,0915.60.
Bibliog: Murray 1907: pl. v:4; Kiss 1989a: 27 and 33.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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