Handle of a vessel?

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x length: 5 x 3.8 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.88.45

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Shows a human head with shoulder-length hair and wearing a hat (?); part of the bowl is preserved at the attachment. There is a hole drilled horizontally through the body of the figure (below and just behind shoulder level), the sides of which are filed quite flat, perhaps for the joining of another piece.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 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: December 22, 1887 - Deaccessioned: December 21, 1906)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription