Grain Storage Jar with Blue-Painted Lotus Plants and Floral Collar
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Vessels with Blue-Painted Designs
The most innovative pottery of the Eighteenth Dynasty—so-called bluepainted ware—began under Thutmose III.
The pastel pigment was made from groundup blue frit, a mixture of cobalt and alum. Initially, potters relied on blue paint to accentuate small details, such as the grape cluster hanging from a vine on the wine jar in this case. Over time, though, artists began to use blue paint for more complex designs and figures.
ca. 1353-1329 B.C.E.
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Grain Storage Jar with Blue-Painted Lotus Plants and Floral Collar, ca. 1353-1329 B.C.E. Clay, painted, 27 9/16 x 15 5/8 in. (70 x 39.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.245. Creative Commons-BY
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