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Vase of Pepy II

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
DATES ca. 2288-2224 or 2194 B.C.E.
PERIOD Old Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in. (14.2 x 11.8 cm) (Lid): 3/16 x 4 5/8 in. (0.5 x 11.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Vase of Pepy II, ca. 2288-2224 or 2194 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in. (14.2 x 11.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.69Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.69Ea-b_NegGRPA_cropped_SL3.jpg)
IMAGE component, 37.69Ea-b_NegGRPA_cropped_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION a.One cylindrical vessel in Egyptian alabaster inscribed for Neferkare Horus Netcher-Khaiw (Pepy II) Condition: a. Based chipped and the interior covered with dried unguent residue. Chip taken from the rim restored by gluing. b.One plain circular lid inscribed: Life to the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Neferkare-giver of life, stability and Dominion life Re forever. Condition: b. Some slight chips and scratching. Otherwise perfect.
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