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Tureen with Cover and Stand (Tray)

Decorative Arts

Rows of green-glazed rectangles like these examples tiled the walls of rooms beneath King Djoser's Step Pyramid and another nearby building that was part of his funerary complex. The tiles imitated the hangings of reeds lashed together by horizontal cords that decorated palace walls.

MEDIUM Cream ware
DATES ca. 1845
DIMENSIONS tray: 14 1/2 x 26 13/16 in. (36.8 x 68.1 cm) Tureen with cover: 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (24.1 x 26.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Tureen "122/x" Cover "y" Stand with small arrow over a dot and "227"
SIGNATURE no signatures
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriiptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frederick Lohman, Jr.
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CAPTION Tureen with Cover and Stand (Tray), ca. 1845. Cream ware, tray: 14 1/2 x 26 13/16 in. (36.8 x 68.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederick Lohman, Jr., 73.82a-c. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 73.82a-c_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Tureen with Cover and Stand (Tray)