Faience aryballos (oil flask) in the form of a hedgehog
6th century B.C.
1 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 2 3/16 in. (3.8 × 3.8 × 5.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
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.
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