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Large Jar with Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Serpentine
  • Possible Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.396Ea: 9 5/8 x greatest diam. 6 3/4 in. (24.5 x 17.2 cm) 37.396Eb: 5/8 x greatest diam. 2 11/16 in. (1.6 x 6.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Yellow, green, and black serpentine vessel and cover. 37.396Ea: Heavy drop-shaped jar with flaring neck and flaring flat-topped rm. The base is flat. 37.396Eb: Cover for this jar. The top and bottom surfaces are flat; the sides are curved. The jar was probably used to hold ointments. Condition: Many chips in rim and body; large hole in body near neck. The vessel is mended from three pieces which are cemented together. The inside of the jar is incrusted with dirt.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Large Jar with Cover, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Serpentine, 37.396Ea: 9 5/8 x greatest diam. 6 3/4 in. (24.5 x 17.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.396Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.72E_37.387E_37.396Ea-b_GrpA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 37.72E_37.387E_37.396Ea-b_GrpA_SL4.jpg.
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