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Vase

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Found: Edfu
  • DATES 4th century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 7/8 x Diam. 3 15/16 in. (30.2 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.108.2
    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 Vase, 4th century C.E. Glass, 11 7/8 x Diam. 3 15/16 in. (30.2 x 10 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, 16.108.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.108.2_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.108.2_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large vase of cylindrical shape, with high neck and flaring rim. Two handles joining rim with body. Neck and handles pale green translucent glass, while body appears to be dark brown opaque glass, but this may be due to substance on interior. Four registers of etched decorations. Condition:The entire vase is light green and of fine quality. Three grains of barley were found in the substance adhering to the interior (sample saved). The body is rather badly cracked and the center of the base was missing. A piece of new glass was cut to fit this missing section and was then shellacked to blend with the old glass. The decorations are crudely cut and the pattern does not appear either Classical or Coptic.
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     <em>Vase</em>, 4th century C.E. Glass, 11 7/8 x Diam. 3 15/16 in. (30.2 x 10 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, 16.108.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.108.2_view1.jpg)