Flask card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Flask made of thin, beaten bronze or copper, preserves traces of silver foil covering exterior. Short, flaring ring base and a globular body with a very thin, tapering neck. Beaten and punched decoration in bands covering the body and neck: (from base upward) within borders of enclosed lines of punched dots: tongues, stylized crocus or lotus flowers, ivy leaves enclosed in arcade pattern, waves, grass pattern, hatching, upright feathers on the neck. Broken across neck and base, dented and chipped; filled with wax in old restoration. This flask is so distinctive that it must be related in provenance to M10076, and is probably from the same tomb.