Flask
Egyptian pottery pilgrim flask featuring St. Menas. On one side St. Menas is shown with his arms raised in benediction and a camel on either side of him. The reverse side shows a cross and wreath. These flasks were used for holding oil blessed in connection with the Saint. From AD 400-600. (height 100mm)
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Stirrup jar
With a false spout as the centre piece of the stirrup-shaped handle, and the real spout beside it. Found in Crete, dates from the late Mycenean period. This was the most common form of storage-jar from 1400 - 1100 BC. (height 280mm, diameter 620mm)
1944.8
Lekythos
Greek pottery jar found in Rhodes, dated around 500 BC. Black-figure design on red background depicting mythological subject matter. The lekythos was a container for olive oil which the ancient Greeks used to clean themselves with by rubbing it on their skin then scraping it off with a metal scraper. (height 250mm)
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Lekythos
Greek pottery jar found in Rhodes, dated around 500 BC. Black-figure design on red background depicting mythological subject matter. The lekythos was a container for olive oil which the ancient Greeks used to clean themselves with by rubbing it on their skin then scraping it off with a metal scraper. (height 235mm)
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Kantharos
A shallow two-handled Greek bowl of black painted ware with a red painted head in the centre of the bowl. This would have been used for holding wine. (diameter 140mm)
1954.99
Lekythos
Greek pottery jar found in Rhodes, dated around 500 BC. Black-figure design on red background depicting a two-headed dog-like animal. The lekythos was a container for olive oil. (height 210mm)
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Lekythos
Greek pottery jar found in Rhodes, dated around 500 BC. Black-figure design on red background depicting a nude helmeted warrior struggling with a wild boar. The lekythos was a container for olive oil. (height 150mm)
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Kylix
Greek pottery cup with black glaze. Made at Athens and found in a brick grave at Nola on a shelf near the head of the deceased. Dated to the early 5th century BC. (diameter 185mm)
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Amphora
Greek amphora encrusted with oyster shells having been dredged from the sea off the island of Skiathos. The amphora was used by the Greeks and Romans for the storage and transport of wine, oil and olives amongst other things. (height 430mm, diameter 240mm)
1967.183
Statue head
Cypriot or Greek terracotta head of Hermes wearing a petatsus, a low-crowned, broad-brimmed hat. Hermes was the swift-winged messenger and interpreter of the Greek gods. Found in Cyprus, dates from about 400 BC. (height 190mm)
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