Fragment of cover

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of the Dioscuri

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 346.6.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .065 D. .095

Accession Number

88.1078

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Red clay; warm buff slip; decoration in black with added red and white. Traces of star in center, surrounded by circles enclosing rows of dots; outside, a frieze of which a siren and the neck of a horse remain. The face and body of siren are red, and there is a row of white dots at the base of the wings.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of the Dioscuri. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription