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Vase with Pointed Base, from the Burial of King Djoser

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Place Excavated: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 3
    PERIOD Early Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 29 1/4 x 5 9/16 in. (74.3 x diam. 14.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large calcite (alabaster) vase with pointed base. The vase is very similar to 34.977 and has a pointed base. The body tapers from the rim down; undecorated. Condition: Rim is very slightly chipped and there are occasional spots of greenish-blue paint which may be traces of ancient decoration, though this seems improbable.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Vase with Pointed Base, from the Burial of King Djoser, ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 29 1/4 x 5 9/16 in. (74.3 x diam. 14.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.978. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.34.978_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.34.978_NegA_print_bw.jpg., 2016
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