Ampulla of St. Menas
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5th-7th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
Greek inscription: "Eulogia of St. Menas," as translated by the Index of Christian Art.
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Coptic. Ampulla of St. Menas, 5th-7th century C.E. Terracotta, Length: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.164. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.164_NegE_print_bw.jpg)
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Terra cotta ampulla. St. Menas frontal. Orans, wearing short tunic and cloak, nimbed; flanked by camels. On reverse an inscription in relief within wreath border.
Condition: Neck broken, entire surface considerably worn.
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