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Tall, Round-Bottomed Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Two Simple Storage Vessels

Like many vessels of the time, these two perpetuate the forms and understated design principles of the early Eighteenth Dynasty.


These wheel-made pottery vessels date from the era of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Both of these pots originally held dry goods such as grain or fruit. The rounded bottom of the taller vessel indicates that it originally rested in a separate pottery stand.
MEDIUM Pottery, painted
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 13 x Diam. 6 13/16 in. (33 x 17.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.580.136
    CREDIT LINE 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
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tall, Round-Bottomed Jar, ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E. Pottery, painted, 13 x Diam. 6 13/16 in. (33 x 17.3 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, 16.580.136. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.136_erg456.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.580.136_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large storage pot of pinkish clay. Elongated ovoid body, narrowing and then slightly flaring to wide mouth with moulded lip; pointed bottom. Ornamented near lip at about shoulder height and at waist with bands consisting of a red line held between to black lines. The lower black line of the top band is developed into eight bold inverted triangles or pointed petals which join it with the top black line of the shoulder band. Condition: Slightly stained and pitted. One deep chip in shoulder band.
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