Handle of large jar

Greek


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 378.1.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.115 D. 0.14 m.

Accession Number

88.875

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Coarse gritty clay, dark red, without glaze. Square upright projection from the rim on which is an ivy crowned head in relief, the long beard extending inward to form a knob. Above in relief letters:
Late Greek Plain Ware, Hellenistic.

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: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription