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Milk-bowl

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
The inhabitants of Cyprus exported bowls with wishbone handles throughout the fourteenth and thirteenth centuries B.C.E. Egyptologists call them milk bowls because of their milky coloration, but they do not know how the bowls were used.
CULTURE Cypriot
MEDIUM Terracotta, painted
  • Place Made: Cyprus
  • DATES ca. 1400-1225 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Cypriot IIB to late Cypriot IIC Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (10.8 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.14
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frederic H. Betts
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    CAPTION Cypriot. Milk-bowl, ca. 1400-1225 B.C.E. Terracotta, painted, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (10.8 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederic H. Betts, 22.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.14_erg2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.22.14_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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