Wine Jar Showing Grapevine
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Vessels with Blue-Painted Designs
The most innovative pottery of the Eighteenth Dynasty—so-called bluepainted ware—began under Thutmose III.
The pastel pigment was made from groundup blue frit, a mixture of cobalt and alum. Initially, potters relied on blue paint to accentuate small details, such as the grape cluster hanging from a vine on the wine jar in this case. Over time, though, artists began to use blue paint for more complex designs and figures.
ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E.
18 1/4 x Diam. 8 3/4 in. (46.3 x 22.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Wine Jar Showing Grapevine, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 18 1/4 x Diam. 8 3/4 in. (46.3 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.447. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.447_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
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