About this object

Bronze jug with ovate body, hollow conical foot, and cylindrical neck with heart shaped lip and vertical collar. The jug has a flat strap handle, ending in palmette. Bands of incised lines for decoration are visible on the body and base. Forged inscription incised on the shoulder, which also cross in relief.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Robert Grenville Gayer- Anderson, 1947
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1945 before
  • Measurements
    300 mm x 120 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1945
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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