Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Antique Period
6 3/8 x Diam. 3 1/16 in. (16.2 x 7.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Vase, 313-642 C.E. Bronze, 6 3/8 x Diam. 3 1/16 in. (16.2 x 7.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1540E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1540E_view2.jpg)
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Tall vessel of lead covered by a thin layer of bronze. The piece has an octagonal base, and a bulbous octagonally faceted body. On each facet of the body there is engraved a highly stylized lotus. The neck is also octagonal. It widens as it rises to the octagonal rim which has vertical sides decorated with a series of horizontal grooves. Two ridges separate the neck from the body. The base is octagonal with its under surface being decorated by a series of concentric circles.
Condition: Three holes in the body; spots of incrustation; otherwise good.
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