Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The Egyptians frequently capped their pottery vessels with hollow, funnel-shaped lids. Some Seventeenth Dynasty potters decorated these utilitarian objects with thick bands of paint, as on the example shown here. These simple designs may have served as markers to identify the vessels’ contents after they had been sealed.
ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
Second Intermediate Period
4 5/8 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (11.8 x 11 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Funnel-Shaped Lid, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 4 5/8 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (11.8 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.461. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.461_erg2.jpg)
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One of two hollow inverted funnel-shaped lids, slightly flattening out at base. Light brown clay, covered outside with a pink slip upon which three groups of one white band between two bands of red are painted, very carelessly, showing the pink between each two groups. Apparently complete. Perhaps covers for incense-braziers.
Condition: Rim of foot and top slightly chipped.
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