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Decorated jar

Roman Period
A.D. 1st century
Said to be from Fayum; From Egypt
H. 19 cm (7 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
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 in Cairo from Nahman, 1921.

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

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