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Faience oinochoai (jugs). This type of jug was used in the cult of the Hellenistic queens of Egypt, who received divine honours in their own lifetime. On each, the queen is shown pouring a libation at an altar, while behind her is a sacred pillar. Ptolemy IV was the only male ruler to appear on the jugs, as seen in a fragment displayed alongside.

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Faience oinochoai (jugs).  This type of jug was used in the cult of the Hellenistic queens of Egypt, who received divine honours in their own lifetime.  On each, the queen is shown pouring a libation at an altar, while behind her is a sacred pillar.  Ptolemy IV was the only male ruler to appear on the jugs, as seen in a fragment displayed alongside.