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Bowl with Lotus Design

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

The blue hue and simple black designs of this vessel are typical of Egyptian faience objects. Craftsmen painted the designs onto raw faience compound or mixed moist faience paste with mineral colorants before firing.
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Excavated: Sawama
  • DATES ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 × Diam. 4 1/8 in. (3.2 × 10.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bowl with Lotus Design, ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/4 × Diam. 4 1/8 in. (3.2 × 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.610. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.610_NegID_L1007_17_print_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small blue glazed faience dish with interior decorated with 4 lotus blossoms. Underside decorated with one expanded lotus. Condition: Assembled from many fragments. Missing portions filled in. Glaze considerably worn.
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