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Cylindrical Vase

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

It is not known just what contents were intended to be contained in this tall jar. It could also have been used as a base for a short, roundbottomed jar.

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2675-2170 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 5 (probably)
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 14 x Diam. 7 7/8 in. (35.5 x 20 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cylindrical Vase, ca. 2675-2170 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 14 x Diam. 7 7/8 in. (35.5 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1750E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1750E_erg2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1750E_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tall, cylindrical vase of alabaster with rolled rim and flat bottom. The piece has been pieced together from five smaller fragments. Condition: Large section of rim and upper part of body missing; numerous chips; incrusted otherwise good.
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