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Flask with Figures and Lotus
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Flask with Figures and Lotus


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Description Made by Greek artisans in the flourishing Hellenic trading colony of Naucratis in Egypt's delta, this flask's low relief decoration and darker shade of glaze in the background are characteristic of faience ware produced here. The shape of the vessel, the frieze of men running, and the lotus pattern were inspired by traditional Egyptian motifs.
Conservation

A technical examination was performed on three Ptolemaic faience vessels currently in the Walters' collection. The study revealed that in addition to traditional technology, the production of Ptolemiac faience vessels incorporated innovations that were significant in the development of faience manufacture in Egypt.

Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
3rd-2nd century BC (Hellenistic-Ptolemaic)
Medium
Egyptian faience
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.370
Measurements
6 9/16 x 2 3/16 in. (16.6 x 5.5 cm) (h. x diam.)
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