Cf. R. S. Bianchi et al., Cleopatra's Egypt: Age of the Ptolemies, The Brooklyn Museum, 1988, pp. 223-225, no. 116 for a similar vase from the collection of Jack A. Josephson, "The technical skill with which this vase was formed and fired is remarkable because the vase's relatively large size suggests that the individual parts were made separately, either in molds, as would be the case for the handles in the shape of dolphins, and/or on a wheel for the foot, body, and neck, and by hand for the spout and the garland. These individual pieces were then joined together before firing ... In terms of the faience production of vessels in the Ptolemaic Period this vessel is exceptional."
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