Overall: 8.2 x 4.7 x 6.4 cm (3 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
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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.
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription