Byzantine; Probably made at Abu Menas, near Alexandria, Egypt
Terracotta; 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1927 (27.94.27)
Ampullae like this were used by pilgrims to carry water or oil home from the great pilgrimage site for Saint Menas, said to be a late third-century Egyptian Roman soldier who was martyred for his Christian faith. He is shown between the two camels that returned his body to Egypt for burial.