Pilgrim bottle

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 4.7 x 6.4 cm (3 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.557

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pilgrim flask. Fine, polished red clay; two small handles on neck; relief on each side (succession of garlanded scallops tied with a ribbon arranged around the inside of a circle, in the center a rosette); two low feet. Thick red mahogany colored slip chipped at points. Decoration in bas relief faint on one side, pronounced on the other. Body is biconical in form.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha (Am). 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription