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Vase with Three Handles

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Some of the finest works of New Kingdom glass were made under Akhenaten, perhaps under the inspiration of Asiatic glassmakers living in Egypt. Vessels such as this example were shaped around a sandy core and decorated with glass threads that were manipulated with a thin stick before the vessel had dried. By carefully moving his stick, the craftsman created ornate, rippled designs.

MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/16 x Diam. 2 9/16 in. (8.7 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.340E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vase with Three Handles, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Glass, 3 7/16 x Diam. 2 9/16 in. (8.7 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.340E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 37.340E_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small glass jar with broad foot, three upturned handles, tall neck, and wide flat rim. The body and neck are decorated with yellow and white dragged patterns. On the neck the pattern is a zigzag; on the body a festoon pattern. The outer edge of the rim is yellow; the remainder of the vessel is a dark blue. Condition: Large chip out of rim; two pieces glued back onto rim.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (84%)
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