Painted vessel fragment depicting a woman atop a camel

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
about A.D. 364–476


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 12.5 x 18.5 x 2 cm (4 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.114

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The scene on this whitewashed redward plate is painted in shades of red and black. The body, below the rim, is decoraed with black circles. On the plate itself is a scene of a woman riding a camel. The rim is shaped in a wave pattern and the base is flat.

Provenance

Date unknown: purchased by Dr. David Landau, Newton, MA at Park Bernet Galleries; sold by Dr. Landau through Grogan and Co.; purchased at Grogan and Co. auction by Dr. Jerome Eisenberg, Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 1994: given to the MFA by Dr. and Mrs. Eisenberg.

(Accession date: May 25, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg