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Bag-Shaped Vase

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Craftsmen began using rock crystal to make small objects, such as beads and cosmetic vessels, as early as the Predynastic Period. An extremely hard material, rock crystal resists scratches and abrasions.
MEDIUM Rock crystal
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 2 9/16 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (6.5 x 2.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bag-Shaped Vase, ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E. Rock crystal, 2 9/16 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (6.5 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.108E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.108E_erg2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.108E_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/27/2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Quartz vase, pear shaped, with rounded base and flaring lip. Translucent, slightly milky color. Condition: Intact.
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