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A terracotta hemispherical boss, possibly a model votive shield, decorated with a face of Eros or possibly a maenad. This face has a full head of hair arranged in curls, wearing a wreath with ivy-berries. An applied handle crosses at the rear. One-piece mould. Brown Nile silt, with a little mica and some white grits. Overall white dressing; eyes painted pink.
- Production date
- 3rdC BC-1stC BC
Diameter: 6 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Donated: Egypt Exploration Fund. Excavated at Oxyrhynchus.
Date uncertain, perhaps Ptolemaic.
Close, probably same mould-series: Török 1995: no. 314, given a Late Antique dating.
Close: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, no. 1975.36[?]; Petrie Museum uc47669, from Memphis.
Near: Petrie Museum uc 47919, from Memphis.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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