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Breccia Kohl Pot

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

White and red limestone breccia consists of limestone fragments in a red matrix of hematite and carbonate. Although the stone was available throughout Upper Egypt, craftsmen used it for vessels only during the Predynastic era, the early Eighteenth Dynasty, and the Roman occupation. This vessel can be precisely dated because its shape is very similar to that of another kohl pot inscribed for Queen Ahmose-Nofretary, chief wife of King Ahmose.

MEDIUM Breccia
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6 x 6.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.643E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    CAPTION Breccia Kohl Pot, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E. Breccia, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6 x 6.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.643E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.643E_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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