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Squat Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Pottery, painted
  • Place Excavated: Esna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x Diam. 4 13/16 in. (11.4 x 12.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.470
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Squat Jar, ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E. Pottery, painted, 4 1/2 x Diam. 4 13/16 in. (11.4 x 12.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.470. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.470_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vase with squat globular body; low ring-foot, around rounded, slightly protruding bottom; sharp ridge on waist, wide, straight mouth; rather low neck, very slightly flaring, offset from body and from flat-topped disk-lip. Asymmetrical. Red polish. Decoration of purple painted waist, a group of three on lower half of neck, and of seven radiating lines on lip, rather regularly disposed. Condition: Surface of upper part pitted.
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