Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Bilbils were shipped in great numbers from Cyprus to Egypt. They resemble inverted poppy plants, and recent chemical analyses reveal that some of these vessels contained opium, a poppy extract.
ca. 1575-1475 B.C.E.
Late Cypriot IB Period
5 13/16 x Diam. 2 13/16 in. (14.8 x 7.1 cm) (show scale)
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Cypriot. Juglet (Bilbil), ca. 1575-1475 B.C.E. Clay, slip, 5 13/16 x Diam. 2 13/16 in. (14.8 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 00.164. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.00.164_erg2.jpg)
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Undecorated jug, with long narrow cylindrical neck slightly off perpendicular, with flaring rim and strap handle rising from shoulder to handle-ridge 3/4 way up neck, forming two ridges around neck where handle is attached. Inverted pear-shaped body with conical foot; buff-colored clay with uneven dark-brown to light-brown glaze.
Condition: Very good, glaze largely intact, surface clean but slightly worn. Rim chipped.
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