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Large Jar with Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Serpentine
  • Possible Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.396Ea: 9 5/8 x greatest diam. 6 3/4 in. (24.5 x 17.2 cm) 37.396Eb: 5/8 x greatest diam. 2 11/16 in. (1.6 x 6.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.396Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Large Jar with Cover, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Serpentine, 37.396Ea: 9 5/8 x greatest diam. 6 3/4 in. (24.5 x 17.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.396Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.72E_37.387E_37.396Ea-b_GrpA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 37.72E_37.387E_37.396Ea-b_GrpA_SL4.jpg.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Yellow, green, and black serpentine vessel and cover. 37.396Ea: Heavy drop-shaped jar with flaring neck and flaring flat-topped rm. The base is flat. 37.396Eb: Cover for this jar. The top and bottom surfaces are flat; the sides are curved. The jar was probably used to hold ointments. Condition: Many chips in rim and body; large hole in body near neck. The vessel is mended from three pieces which are cemented together. The inside of the jar is incrusted with dirt.
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