Date: 226–225 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan
Dimensions: H.: 16 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (42.2 x 26.7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, 1890
Accession Number: 90.9.5
The inscription on the front gives the name of the deceased whose cremated bones were placed inside it. He was Hieronides of Phocaea, who died while leading an embassy to the royal court of Ptolemy III Euergetes (r. 246–222 B.C.).