<em>Sealing or Stopper</em>. Mud, straw, pigment, 4 3/4 × 4 7/16 in. (12 × 11.2 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, 16.110. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.110_overall01.JPG)

Sealing or Stopper

Medium: Mud, straw, pigment

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Dimensions: 4 3/4 × 4 7/16 in. (12 × 11.2 cm)


Accession Number: 16.110

Image: CUR.16.110_overall01.JPG,

Catalogue Description:
Dome-shaped painted mud and straw sealing or stopper, doubtless originally from the neck of a storage jar. Remains of white and red pigments.The inscription is painted in black on a yellow ground. A large cartouche with yellow background and black letters runs across the top of the sealing. The inscription is considerably defaced but seems to refer to a feast of the Aten. The balance of the surface was painted white with a black and bright red border around the base of which only traces remain. The beginning of another cartouche (?) is seen at the lower edge. Condition: Intact, but painted decorations badly defaced. Flaking and powdering of outer surface.

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