Fragmentary Body of Cup
When its stem and blue glaze were complete, this vessel would have resembled more closely the blue lotus (Nymphaea cerulia), a symbol of creation, re-creation, birth, and rebirth, presumably because its flowers rise from the water to open each morning. The swamp scene may reflect ideas of the primordial landscape of creation, and some of its elements appear to hark back to the art of much earlier times.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Possible Place Collected: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1070 B.C.E. - 718 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXI Dynasty - XXII Dynasty (probably)
- Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
- Dimensions: 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 49.133
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragmentary Body of Cup, ca. 1070 B.C.E. - 718 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.133. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Green glazed cup of chalice type.
- Record Completeness: Good (69%)