Blue-painted Water Jar
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Blue painted decoration on large vessels became fashionable during the reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390–1352 B.C.E.). The blue pigment was likely produced with cobalt, a mineral originating in the western oasis, located about 150 miles from the Nile Valley and accessible to the Egyptians since the Old Kingdom.
ca. 1352-1332 B.C.E.
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
25 1/16 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (63.7 x 32 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Blue-painted Water Jar, ca. 1352-1332 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 25 1/16 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (63.7 x 32 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 25.858. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.25.858_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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