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Storage Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Clay, painted
  • Place Excavated: Esna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1493 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 10 9/16 x Diam. 7 1/2 in. (26.8 x 19 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.449
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Storage Jar, ca. 1539-1493 B.C.E. Clay, painted, 10 9/16 x Diam. 7 1/2 in. (26.8 x 19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.449. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.449_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Jar, gourd-shaped. Biconical body with pronounced waist. Bluntly pointed bottom. Short neck, slightly offset from body, sharply offset from flare to splayed lip. Wide, slightly spreading mouth. Light pinkish buff pottery, unpainted. Painted decoration of two bands showing a brown wavy line between two straight red lines, enclosed by two straight brown lines: one around shoulder, one around neck. Was "full of brown cloth", acc. to old catalog card. Condition: A large shallow chip above waist, another on lip.
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