Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
One of the world’s most famous works of Minoan pottery, this vessel shows five mollusks called nautili floating above the sea floor. The sinuous, undulating lines of the water plants and nautili tentacles clearly demonstrate the Minoans’ love of bold, sweeping designs. For the Egyptians, Minoan painting must have provided an exotic contrast to their own balanced, ordered designs.
ca. 1575-1500 B.C.E.
Late Minoan IB Period
8 11/16 x Diam. 9 5/8 in. (22 x 24.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Minoan pottery vase of Late Minoan I Period, squat body with one handle and lip. Buff background with black and red marine flora decorations.
Condition: The spout is broken. there is a small hole in the base; very small chips are scattered over the body and there is some cracking of the surface on the lower part of the body.
Greek. Decorated Jug, ca. 1575-1500 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 8 11/16 x Diam. 9 5/8 in. (22 x 24.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.13E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.13E_left_SL1.jpg)
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Hi, I wanted to ask whether this is related somehow with Cretan art.
You are absolutely correct! Good eye...
This jug comes from the Minoan culture based out of Crete. It was created in Crete but was found in Egypt. It's an interesting testament to trade between Greece and Egypt around 1500 BCE!