Handle of large jar
Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 378.1.
Legacy dimension: H. 0.115 D. 0.14 m.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription