Ampulla; clay; flat, circular sides with designs in relief. On side (a), within a narrow plain border, Saint Menas stands to front, his arms raised in blessing. He wears a short tunic and a long cloak, and is flanked by camels. On side (b), within a wreath, is a head of Saint Menas to right, with curly hair and drapery round the neck. One handle is largely lost. Buff fabric with white sand inclusions.


Thing

Made Of
clay
Type of Thing
ampulla
Subject
saint/martyr, mammal
Techniques
relief

Place

Found In
St Menas
Made In
Alexandria

Time

Acquired In
1856
Made
480-650

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