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Plug

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Place Excavated: (Tomb 157), Balabish, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1478-1425 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 15.500a: greatest diam. 1 in. (2.6 cm) 15.500b: greatest diam. 13/16 in. (2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 15.500a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plug, ca. 1478-1425 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 15.500a: greatest diam. 1 in. (2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 15.500a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, CUR.15.500b_37.1455E_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 7/16/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Alabaster ear-stud (?) made in two separate pieces. Mushroom-shape with conical plug on under side; second piece same shape but smaller with hloow cylinder on under side to receive plug of larger piece. Fine work and unusual type. Condition: Cylinder of 15.500b chipped.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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