Faience aryballos (oil flask) in the form of a hedgehog
- 6th century B.C.
- East Greek
- H. as restored 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
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- Gift of Albert Gallatin, 1929
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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.