Egyptian craftsmen began using rock crystal to make small objects such as beads and cosmetic vessels as early as the Predynastic Period. An extremely hard material, rock crystal resists scratches and abrasions.
- Medium: Rock crystal
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 9/16 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (6.5 x 2.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.108E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bag-shaped Vase, ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E. Rock crystal, 2 9/16 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (6.5 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.108E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Quartz vase, pear shaped, with rounded base and flaring lip. Translucent, slightly milky color. Condition: Intact.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)