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pilgrim flask

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  • Description

    Stoneware Pilgrim Flask. Dull brown glaze. High relief decoration with Hellenistic motifs: vine leaf and half palmette; with Phoenixes. Border of small circles.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 618-906
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.2 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Vainker 1991 p.63; fig.45 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

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Flask (pilgrim). Phoenixes. Made of brown glazed and relief ceramic, earthenware.

Flask (pilgrim). Phoenixes. Made of brown glazed and relief ceramic, earthenware.

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