Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a sitting ape

Roman
Imperial Period
1st to 2nd century A.D.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.442

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The mold-made vase in the form of a sitting ape was originally covered with red slip. The ape wears a cord around his neck from which hang two medallions and an amulet. There are two pierced holes for suspension in the rim on top of his head.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription