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Lot 68: A terracotta souvenir pilgrim flask, Coptic Egypt

A terracotta souvenir pilgrim flask, Coptic Egypt, c. AD 480 - 650, depicting Saint Menas on either side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross; all within a beaded circular border. H: 3 3/4 in (9.6cm). Light deposits. Cf. Bailey, Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, p. 117, no 3416). These small flasks were probably... read more
Date:
starts on 13 Nov 09:00
Auction house:
Ancient Resource LLC