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Globular Pitcher with Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Egypt maintained extensive trade relations with several Mediterranean civilizations during the Eighteenth Dynasty. This pitcher, with its high neck, thin handle, bulbous body, and flaring base, reproduces the form of Cypriot vessels called base-ring ware. Cypriot pots imported into Egypt probably contained a mixture of honey and opium; local Egyptian versions of base-ring ware held scented oils or unguents.
MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1479-1353 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.5 x 19 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.1299a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Globular Pitcher with Cover, ca. 1479-1353 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.5 x 19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour, 34.1299a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.1299a-b_erg456.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.34.1299a-b_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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