Vase of Pepy I
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Egyptian alabaster, traces of fruit
ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E.
2 1/8 x diam. 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 2.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Vase of Pepy I, ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, traces of fruit, 2 1/8 x diam. 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.61E. Creative Commons-BY
overall, 37.61E_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Vase Bearing Title and Name of King Pepi I.
Inscription: Vertically written, preceded by "nsw-bity" and followed by "djet ankh." "The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, (title in cartouche), the Son of Hathor, Lady of Dendera, Pepi, who liveth [for]ever."
Technique: Exterior wall-polished. Drill marks clear over bottom and sides of interior; lip not regularly formed.
Condition: Unbroken. A few slight chips gone from lip. Remains of blue color in the hieroglyphs.
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