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Koptos, faience tile

UC 16136, early Ptolemaic faience tile

This faience tile is datable to the early Ptolemaic Period (late 4th century BC). The figure of the griffin is very much influenced by Persian art. The bichrome scheme is typical of Ptolemaic faience (Persian faience tends to be more polychrome).

compare: Busz/Gercke1999: 366-367, nos. 206-207 (exhibition catalogue with further literature).


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