Fragment of a colossal vase
Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 351.8.
Legacy dimension: .132 x .079
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Body of an octopus. Interior, broad bands of black on the red.
From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription