Kohl Pot with Openwork Decoration
In the early decades of Dynasty 18, Egyptian stone carvers began to incise pot surfaces with openwork scenes. In the middle register on this pot, pairs of confronting falcons spread their wings to shield hes-vases, vessels associated with protection against evil.
- Medium: Steatite, glazed
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 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: 37.642E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kohl Pot with Openwork Decoration, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed, 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.642E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)