Pilgrim flask

Late Period
760–332 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos


Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Pilgrim flask of heavy, finely grained stone. The body shape is ovoid. The base is rounded, and the rim is slightly rolled and everted. There is some oblique veining. The handles are carved in the shape of uraeus cobras. The handles are attached to either side of the neck. It is complete.


From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902.
(Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription