Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Decorated jar

Roman Period
A.D. 1st century
From Egypt
Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 137
Stately bicolor faience vessels with fine leafy ornament have been found fairly frequently in Alexandria, the Fayum towns, and Middle Egypt. In the course of the first century a.d., the bodies of such vessels were covered with more and more decoration.
Purchased from Maurice Nahman, Cairo, 1907.

Nenna, Marie Dominique and Mervat Seif el-Din 2000. La vaisselle en faïence d'époque gréco-romaine, 4. Études Alexandriennes, Cairo, compare type 18.

Related Objects

Theatrical Masks and Ram Vessel for Offering

Date: A.D. 2nd century Medium: faience Accession: 26.7.1019–.1021-related On view in:Gallery 138

Figure of Isis-Aphrodite

Date: 2nd century A.D. Medium: Terracotta painted brown, black, red, and pink on white engobe Accession: 1991.76 On view in:Gallery 138

Plaster Portrait Mask of a Youth

Date: A.D. 140–190 probably Medium: Plaster, linen, paint, lapis lazuli, glass Accession: 12.182.46 On view in:Gallery 138

Mummy Mask

Date: A.D. 60–70 Medium: Cartonnage, plaster, paint, plant fibers Accession: 19.2.6 On view in:Gallery 137

Shroud of a Woman Wearing a Fringed Tunic

Date: A.D. 170–200 Medium: Linen, paint (tempera) Accession: 09.181.8 On view in:Gallery 138