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Spouted Vessel

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES ca. 800-600 B.C.E.
DIMENSIONS height: 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm) length of spout: 12 13/16 in. (32.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A globular vessel with a slightly oval body and a flat base. A very long horizontal beaked spout connects with the flat narrow rim of the vessel 's neck by means of a slender "bridge" with a small curving animal head. The base of the spout has an angular swelling. A small animal-head terminal appears on the shoulder opposite the spout. The painted decoration focuses on a broad tapestry-like band that encircles the base of the spout. The outer diamonds are filled with hatched and checkerboard patterns, and the entire band terminates in a wide crosshatched border with thin radiating triangles that resemble fringe. The beaked spout, which has a diamond pattern on its neck, bears a checkerboard pattern along its entire length. Two large square checkerboards occupy the remaining space at the rear of the vessel. The rim of the vessel has a thin band with "pendant" dots painted on its inner perimeter.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Spouted Vessel, ca. 800-600 B.C.E. Clay, slip, height: 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.32. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.32_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.32_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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