Figure Vase of Woman Holding Animal
Throughout mid-Dynasty 18 a small group of potters, perhaps members of a single workshop, fashioned charming vessels in human and animal forms. They shaped the two halves of each container in open molds and joined the pieces along the sides. Complex details such as arms were created by hand and applied to the molded pieces. The potters then covered the vessel with a red slip (a mixture of clay and water) and polished the surface. This example depicts a servant woman carrying a small dog, perhaps the honored pet of her master or mistress.
- Medium: Pottery, red-slipped and burnished
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1479-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (19.3 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.331E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figure Vase of Woman Holding Animal, ca. 1479-1353 B.C.E. Pottery, red-slipped and burnished, 7 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (19.3 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.331E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)