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Vase with Pointed Base, from the Burial of King Djoser

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
DATES ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.
DYNASTY III Dynasty
PERIOD Early Old Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 23 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (58.5 x diam. 12.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 34.977
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, CUR.34.977_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/24/2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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