#10216 Egyptian Pottery Fragment - 2nd to 1st Century BC - For Sale
#10216 Egyptian Pottery Fragment - 2nd to 1st Century BC
Historical Context: This pottery fragment is from pottery produced by the PTOLEMAIC EGYPTIAN EMPIRE around the 2nd to 1st Century BC. The Ptolemaic empire was founded by Ptolemy I after the death of Alexander the Great. Ptolemy I was a boyhood friend of Alexander and his most trusted general. After Ptolemy successfully completed the Persian war, Alexander granted him the area of Egypt. He founded an empire that lasted almost 300 years. The empire ended with Cleopatra VII, the Queen of the Nile The fragment is about 32 mm long (about 1 1/4 inches).
Hippokrátēs was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Athens), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the Western father of medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus making medicine a profession
Attribution: Egyptian Pottery Fragment - 2nd to 1st Century BC: This fragment is teracotta ceramic and measures about 84mm (about 3 1/2 inches) end-to-end. This fragment is in excellent condition.