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Pilgrim flask; pottery; on each side, within a border of studs, Saint Menas stands to front, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a cross. He has curly hair, wears a short tunic and a long cloak, and is flanked by camels. Both sides came from moulds produced from the same archetype.
- Production date
- 480-650 (circa)
Length: 9.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Probably acquired from Augustus Wollaston Franks.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Close: Kiss 1989a: nos 58 and 70, from Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, context of AD 610-650; Rassart-Debergh 1976: 48, bottom left, in Brussels, dated fifth century AD.
Near: Breccia 1926: pl. xli:10, from Canopus; Heide and Thiel 2004: 142, no. iii.3.9, dated end of fifth to middle of seventh century AD; Kiss 1989a: no. 45, from Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, context of AD 610-650; Pagenstecher 1913: 93, fig. 106:1, from Alexandria; Witt 2000: no. 18, side A, from Abu Mena, dated end of fifth to mid-seventh century AD.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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