Vase with Pointed Base, from the Burial of King Djoser
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.
Early Old Kingdom
23 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (58.5 x diam. 12.8 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Vase with Pointed Base, from the Burial of King Djoser, ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 23 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (58.5 x diam. 12.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.977. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.977_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/24/2008
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Large calcite (alabaster) vase with pointed base. The vase has a pointed end and widens gradually toward the top tapering in again to the thick rim; undecorated. About 6 cm below the rim is a thin band in low relief, a detail frequently found in stonework of this period.
Condition: Rim has two large chips, body is cracked. Base of vase slightly rough and shows traces of a light blue paint. It is impossible to say whether this is the remains of decoration or a deposit of some other object, but it is probably the latter.
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