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Vase with Relief Decoration
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Vase with Relief Decoration

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Description Faience vessels with decorations in raised relief are typical of the early Roman Period in Egypt. Some have only vegetal patterns; others combine floral and geometric patterns with representations of animals. This vase may belong to a group which came from Memphis. The neck of the vase displays animals and fantastical creatures, the shoulder has a geometric pattern, and the lower portion of the body has a second frieze with lions, dogs and cats. The section above the foot has a vegetal pattern.
Date Description Narrative
4/10/2003Treatmentcleaned; other
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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1st-2nd century CE (Roman)
Egyptian faience with blue glaze
Accession Number
6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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