Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, 18835.
Ashes-urn made of black-glazed terracotta with vertical grooves crossed by a smooth horizontal zone at middle height; decorated with four similar figurines of Amazones in relief (height 0.42).
Scratched on the shoulder, on front side.
0.011; rather irregular, deeply cut.
Place of Origin
Third century B.C. (monument-type)
Bought in Alexandria from trade in 1911 and said to come from Cyrenaica: exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Described by E. Breccia in 1911 at Alexandria, Egypt: Graeco-Roman Museum .
Not seen by IGCyr team.
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Transcription from previous editor.
Breccia, 1911 Breccia, E., 1911, Iscrizioni greche e latine, Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire57, Catalogue général des antiquités du Musée d’Alexandrie1, Le Caire - see in bibliography , pp. 125-126, n.228; Sammelbuch Preisigke, F. et al. (eds.), Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, Strassburg/Wiesbaden1915- - see in bibliography 650.
Aristodèmos fils de Dionysios.
Aristodemos son of Dionysios.
Aristodemos figlio di Dionysios.
As such funerary urns are unusual in Cyrenaica and common at Alexandria, the purported Cyrenaican origin is rather doubtless.
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