Faience aryballos (oil bottle) in the form of a hedgehog
- 6th century B.C.
- East Greek
- Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 9/16 in. (4.4 x 6.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910
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Hedgehogs are among the most common forms of faience oil flasks. The center of production of these vases has traditionally been identified as Naucratis, a Greek trading colony on the Nile Delta, in Egypt.