Fragment of cover
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of the Dioscuri
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 346.6.
Legacy dimension: H. .065 D. .095
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription