Fragment of royal oinochoe in glazed composition; lower part of draped Queen figure, probably Arsinoe II, in high moulded relief; well preserved light blue glaze. A readily identifiable type. Late in series of Berenice, or early in that of Philopator.
- Production date
- 268BC -204BC
Height: 7.10 centimetres (max)
Thickness: 2.10 centimetres
Width: 5.25 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- Analysed by Kaczmarczyk and Hedges 1983 as part of series of faience objects found at Naukratis. Dated by Thompson as late in the Berenike series or early in reign of Ptolemy IV Philopator (Thompson 1973, 131, no. 19, pl. VII). Parallels from Ptolemaic Queen oinochai have been dated to the 3rd century BC or possibly early 2nd century BC (Nenna and Seif el-Din, 2000, Pl.76, especially no. 604).
Nenna, M.-D. and M. Seif el-Din. La vaisselle en faïece d’époque gréco- romaine. Études Alexandrines 4. Cairo: IFAO.
Thompson, D. B. 1973. Ptolemaic Oinochoai and Portraits in Faience, Oxford.
- Not on display
- Fair (incomplete)
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AN1896-1908-E.3720 (Accession Number)