<em>Fragmentary Vase</em>, 30–395 C.E. Clay, 5 3/8 × Diam. 4 1/16 in. (13.7 × 10.3 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, 16.75. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.75_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Fragmentary Vase

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:30–395 C.E.

Dimensions: 5 3/8 × Diam. 4 1/16 in. (13.7 × 10.3 cm)


Accession Number: 16.75

Image: CUR.16.75_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragmentary pottery vase of pilgrim bottle shape. Heavy handles join the neck to the body. The remaining surface of this piece is decorated with a large moulded figure of the god Bes as warrior. There probably was a similar decoration on the opposite side. There is one small lug on the base and there probably was an additional one on the missing portion. Condition: One entire side is missing, a large fragment of the other side is missing. The neck is badly chipped.

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