Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.
ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E.
late XII Dynasty
2 9/16 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (6.5 x 2.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/27/2008
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Quartz vase, pear shaped, with rounded base and flaring lip. Translucent, slightly milky color.
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