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Storage Vessel with Simple Incised Decoration

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Excavated: Esna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 19 15/16 x Diam. 8 9/16 in. (50.6 x 21.7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.444
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Storage Vessel with Simple Incised Decoration, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Clay, 19 15/16 x Diam. 8 9/16 in. (50.6 x 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.444. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.444_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large gourd-shaped jar of pinkish pottery. Slender graceful shape, with bluntly pointed bottom, ovoid body with deep waist, very slightly spreading neck, its beginning marked by a four-coiled spiral incised line; torus-lip, well offset. Rather wide straight mouth. Condition: A crack runs from rim down to waist, through a rather large hole in center. Slight chips on rim.
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