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Molded Hemispherical Bowl

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 2nd–1st century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 9/16 x Diam. 5 7/8 in. (9 x 15 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably Canosa, Italy; by 1933, acquired by Demotte Galleries, Paris, France and New York, NY; 1933, purchased from Demotte Galleries by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blue-green faience bowl with very thin walls. Breast shaped body, no rim, moulded. On exterior base, rosette (? lotus) surrounded by register of plain and veined leaves, above, wide register of light and dark squares within two plain registers; register of wave (?) pattern below rim. Incised vine border in dark blue around interior rim. Condition: Glaze badly worn, especially on interior where there is also some iridescence with surface turned brown. Two small areas of restoration on rim. Large cracks on one area. Three large kiln marks on base.
    CAPTION Molded Hemispherical Bowl, 2nd–1st century B.C.E. Faience, 3 9/16 x Diam. 5 7/8 in. (9 x 15 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.581. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.581_NegID_L335_24_print_bw.jpg)
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