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Fragment of Flask (ampulla) showing Thecla and Menas

4th–6th century A.D.

Light buff ware, formed in a two-part mold

3 3/8 × 4 1/2 in. (8.5 × 11.5 cm)
The Whiting Palestinian Collection
1912.311
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Near Eastern, Palestinian
Period: 
Late Roman–early Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Palestine, location unknown

Bibliography: 

Elizabe Kamplen, What is a Man? Changing Images of Masculinity in Late Antique Art, exh. cat. (Portland: Douglas F. Colley Memorial Art Gallery, 2002), 67, pl. 35, ill.

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 102, no. 70, ill.

Natalie Boymel Kampen, Elizabeth Marlowe, and Rebecca M Molholt, What is a Man: Changing Images of Masculinity in Late Antique Art, exh. cat. (Portland, OR: Cooley Gallery, Reed College, 2002), 67–9, no. 35, pl. 35, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.