Bowl with Beveled Internal Rim
These finely crafted objects demonstrate Egyptian mastery of stoneworking in the Early Dynastic Period. An artisan fitted the two parts of the alabaster jar together. The other three pieces were created by grinding and drilling the extremely hard stone and then polishing it with abrasives.
- Medium: Anorthosite gneiss or diorite
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: IV Dynasty
- Period: early Dynastic Period
- Dimensions: 5 7/8 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (15 x 32 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.78E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bowl with Beveled Internal Rim, ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E. Anorthosite gneiss or diorite, 5 7/8 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (15 x 32 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.78E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One diorite hemispherical bowl. Condition: Some superficial cracking seen inside and out. Some iron salt staining on the inside.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)