Vase of Pepy I
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Egyptian alabaster, traces of fruit
ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E.
2 1/8 x diam. 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 2.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, possibly from Saqqara, Egypt; by 1852, collected in Egypt by Henry Abbott of Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; September 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Vase Bearing Title and Name of King Pepi I.
Inscription: Vertically written, preceded by "nsw-bity" and followed by "djet ankh." "The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, (title in cartouche), the Son of Hathor, Lady of Dendera, Pepi, who liveth [for]ever."
Technique: Exterior wall-polished. Drill marks clear over bottom and sides of interior; lip not regularly formed.
Condition: Unbroken. A few slight chips gone from lip. Remains of blue color in the hieroglyphs.
This item is not on view
Vase of Pepy I, ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, traces of fruit, 2 1/8 x diam. 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.61E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.61E_PS6.jpg)
overall, 37.61E_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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