Coptic. <em>Ampulla of St. Menas</em>, 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)

Ampulla of St. Menas


Medium: Terracotta

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:5th-7th century C.E.

Dimensions: Length: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)


Accession Number: 16.164

Image: CUR.16.164_NegE_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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