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Vase and Stand Imitating Asiatic Model

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

An Egyptian stone carver manufactured this version of a Canaanite metal vessel called an amphoriskos. The original Canaanite vessels were often made of precious metals and presented as tribute to the Egyptian king. The shape of this stone adaptation signified the prestige of its Egyptian owner.
MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1400-1336 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 5 5/16 x 2 1/2 in. (13.5 x 6.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vase and Stand Imitating Asiatic Model, ca. 1400-1336 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 5 5/16 x 2 1/2 in. (13.5 x 6.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.250Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.250Ea-b_erg2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.250Ea-b_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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