Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
8 7/8 x Diam. 5 in. (22.5 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour
Water Bottle, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Clay, 8 7/8 x Diam. 5 in. (22.5 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.134. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.134_NegL1009-32_print_bw.jpg)
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Are all 3 of these bottles slipped? Only the one on the right says so but they have similar textures.
The texture you see was produced by burnishing, or rubbing the surface of the vessel after the clay had dried. You're right, only the bottle on the right of your photo has a slip applied; the slip would have been applied before the burnishing process.