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Painted Cup with Basket Handle

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Ceramic, slip
  • Place Made: Northern Iran, Iran
  • DATES ca. 4500-3000 B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.27
    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 Painted Cup with Basket Handle, ca. 4500-3000 B.C.E. Ceramic, slip, height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.27_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.27_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A cup with a round thick-walled body that is almost spherical as it curves inward at the rim. A very thick handle with a circular section spans the diameter of the pot. The body has two wide bands with segments of a herringbone or chevron pattern that wrap over the rim and descend slightly into the interior of the bowl. The handle has a series of thick diagonal hatchings painted on each side and a band of irregular circles on the top.
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     <em>Painted Cup with Basket Handle</em>, ca. 4500-3000 B.C.E. Ceramic, slip, height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.27_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)