Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
late 3rd millennium B.C.E.
height: 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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Painted Vessel, late 3rd millennium B.C.E. Clay, slip, height: 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.13_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
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A small, almost spherical vessel with a round mouth and an everted rim. Painted bands of varying width define the neck and rim, and a second set of painted lines flanking an irregular wavy band marks the transition from shoulder to belly. The shoulder zone contains two spread-wing eagles 1 turning left separated by a vertical line of dotted circles. The birds' bodies have horizontal stripes and the interior of the wings is filled with relatively fine crosshatching.
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