<em>Bottle Imitating Leather Water Container</em>, ca. 1479–1400 B.C.E. Clay, 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (15.8 x 11.5 x 8.2 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, 16.580.128. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.128_erg456.jpg)

Bottle Imitating Leather Water Container

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1479–1400 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (15.8 x 11.5 x 8.2 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 16.580.128

Image: CUR.16.580.128_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Orange-red polished pottery bottle of flattened globular shape, resembling a pilgrim-bottle. Wide oval, flat bottom, slightly pointed at ends. At each side, near shoulder, a pointed and uptilted pierced lug. Tall cylindrical neck, distinctly offset from body, tapering and then flaring slightly to rather wide, flat lip. A handle, most of which is wanting, connected shoulder in center back with neck at about two-thirds of its height. Condition: Surface very slightly rubbed; otherwise perfect except for missing handles.

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