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Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Possible Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18, or later
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 × overall diam. 8 9/16 in. (26 × 21.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.72
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jar, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E., or later. Clay, pigment, 10 1/4 × overall diam. 8 9/16 in. (26 × 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.72_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.72_view01.jpg., 2019
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pottery jar with pointed base, flaring body receding to a narrow cylindrical neck. There are four handles on the upper part of the body. Buff slip tinged with reddish orange. Between three of the handles runs an inscription in hieratic "Wine for the Lady Thuaa" who was the mother of Queen Tiy and the mother-in-law of Amenophis III. The jar is a typical piece of XVIII Dynasty pottery. Condition, the entire neck is missing, there are several minor chips in the slip.
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     <em>Jar</em>, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E., or later. Clay, pigment, 10 1/4 × overall diam. 8 9/16 in. (26 × 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.72_view01.jpg)