Vase and Stand Imitating Asiatic Model
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 1400-1336 B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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