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.
ca. 1478-1390 B.C.E.
13 x Diam. 6 13/16 in. (33 x 17.3 cm) (show scale)
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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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)
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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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