Earthenware Pilgrim Flask with Saint Menas
- ca. 610–50
- Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 11/16 in. (8.5 x 6.9 x 1.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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Pilgrim flasks (ampullae) bearing the image of Saint Menas flanked by two camels are associated with the pilgrimage center that developed around the tomb of the Egyptian soldier who was martyred during the reign of the emperor Diocletian (r.284–305).