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Decorated jar

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
A.D. 1st century
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.76
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.

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