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Gourd-shaped Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Pottery, painted
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1470-1400 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 14 1/8 x greatest diam. 8 11/16 in. (35.8 x 22.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 09.889.842
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Gourd-shaped Jar, ca. 1470-1400 B.C.E. Pottery, painted, 14 1/8 x greatest diam. 8 11/16 in. (35.8 x 22.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.842. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.09.889.842_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gourd-shaped jar of buff pottery. Bluntly pointed bottom. Elongated Biconical body. Short concave neck, sloping into body and flaring to beveled protruding lip. Wide, slightly spreading mouth. Painted decoration around and below neck, beginning near lip; a dark brown line, a row of black large dots strung on a dark line between light brown lines, a row of highly stylized single pointed leaves in black, a light brown line between dark brown lines. Condition: Lip chipped. Painting slightly abraded.
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