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Vessel

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, slip
  • Place Made: Southern Iran, Iran
  • DATES first half of 2nd millennium B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS height: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm) diameter: 6 9/16 in. (16.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.9
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vessel, first half of 2nd millennium B.C.E. Clay, slip, height: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.9_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.9_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A tall conical vessel with a high neck and everted rim that tapers to a small ring base. The shoulder and body are covered with roughly painted horizontal lines. The shoulder features a band of crosshatching and an irregular zigzag or rippling line. The body bears a wide pictorial zone with panels containing several vertical rows of plump, almost potbellied birds facing left framed by vertical sprigs of vegetation. Below this zone are five more horizontal lines. Judging from the interior of the vessel where the roughly worked inner surface joins the smoothly ribbed thrown section just below the shoulder, the long tapering body is hand built and only the shoulder, neck and base of the vessel are thrown. A corresponding change of profile is visible on the exterior as well.
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     <em>Vessel</em>, first half of 2nd millennium B.C.E. Clay, slip, height: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.9_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)