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Clay St Menas flask: E.208.1932

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Clay St Menas flask




Pilgrim flask, with St Menas on one side and man in Roman soldier costume on other side. Pilgrim flasks stored oil from the lamps burning over the graves of Coptic saints.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.9 cm
Length: 7.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry


341 - 660

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Accession number: E.208.1932
Primary reference Number: 52935
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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