Fragment of a vessel rim or handle with the head of a bearded man in relief

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, San el-Hagar

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 13.2 cm (5 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.907

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This crudely made handle of course, unglazed red-brown clay, is decorated with the head of a beared man. Over the man’s head is a large honeysuckle motif in a sqaure frame.

Provenance

From San el-Hagar. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription