Egyptian Jug and Lid Based on Cypriot Bilbil
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Cypriot jugs called bilbils seem to have been used to export opium, but Egyptian carvers adopted the familiar long-necked, round-bodied vessel to hold oils and other liquids.
An ancient example from Cyprus is also exhibited in this case.
ca. 1514-1400 B.C.E.
6 1/16 x Diam. 4 7/8 in. (15.4 x 12.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Egyptian Jug and Lid Based on Cypriot Bilbil, ca. 1514-1400 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 6 1/16 x Diam. 4 7/8 in. (15.4 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.252Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.252Ea-b_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/27/2008
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Alabaster jug (a) and lid (b). The outer surface of the handle is decorated with grooved and incised lines.
Condition: Interior contains some organic materials. Surface dull and pitted; surface powdery in spots.
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