Faience aryballos (oil bottle) in the form of a hedgehog

Faience | 4.4 x 6.5cm | 6th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Hedgehogs are among the most common forms of faience oil flasks. The center of production of these vases has traditionally been identified as Naucratis, a Greek trading colony on the Nile Delta, in Egypt.

Credit: Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 191...
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