<em>Jar from Djoser’s Pyramid Complex</em>, ca. 2675–2625 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 23 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (58.5 x diam. 12.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.977. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.34.977_NegB_print_bw.jpg)

Jar from Djoser’s Pyramid Complex

Medium: Egyptian alabaster (calcite)

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2675–2625 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 23 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (58.5 x diam. 12.8 cm)



Accession Number: 34.977

Image: CUR.34.977_NegB_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large Egyptian alabaster (calcite) vase with pointed base. The vase has a pointed end and widens gradually toward the top tapering in again to the thick rim; undecorated. About 6 cm below the rim is a thin band in low relief, a detail frequently found in stonework of this period. Condition: Rim has two large chips, body is cracked. Base of vase slightly rough and shows traces of a light blue paint. It is impossible to say whether this is the remains of decoration or a deposit of some other object, but it is probably the latter.

Brooklyn Museum