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Vessel with Two Feet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay
  • Place Made: Iran
  • DATES ca. 1000-800 B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS height: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm) diameter: 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.28
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ancient Near Eastern. Vessel with Two Feet, ca. 1000-800 B.C.E. Clay, height: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.28_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.28_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A tall vessel with an oval, almost bag-like body, a somewhat elongated neck with an everted rim and a pair of narrow curving handles that spring from the oblique shoulder to the neck. The lower portion of the vessel splits into two legs with well-modeled feet. Details such as ankle bones and the arch of each foot are rendered by modeled forms rather than incised lines. The overall effect is that of a wine- or waterskin rather than a ceramic vessel. It is likely that this association was intentional- as the light porous ceramic body of the vessel allows water to evaporate slowly through the sides, thus slightly cooling the remaining contents.
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    Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Vessel with Two Feet</em>, ca. 1000-800 B.C.E. Clay, height: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.28_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)