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Deep Cup

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES ca. 2675-2170 B.C.E.
PERIOD Old Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x greatest diam. 7 3/4 in. (12.1 x 19.7 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Deep Cup, ca. 2675-2170 B.C.E. Terracotta, 4 3/4 x greatest diam. 7 3/4 in. (12.1 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.758. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 09.889.758_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Deep cup of very coarse brown clay, smoothed inside and on border of rim outside, on rather broad flattened base. Inverted bell shape, with first swelling then flaring sides; slightly moulded rim. Definite bottom inside, with protuberance in center. Slightly elliptical. Three defined areas in upper half are dark-colored, perhaps painted. Condition: Big piece chipped off from rim; two smaller chips in rim.
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