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Vase of Pepy II

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2288-2224 or 2194 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 6
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 × Diam. 4 5/8 in. (14.9 × 11.7 cm) 37.69Ea (base): 5 5/8 × Diam. 4 5/8 in. (14.3 × 11.7 cm) 37.69Eb (lid): 3/16 × Diam. 4 5/8 in. (0.5 × 11.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vase of Pepy II, ca. 2288-2224 or 2194 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, pigment, 5 7/8 × Diam. 4 5/8 in. (14.9 × 11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.69Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.69Ea-b_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.69Ea-b_PS9.jpg., 2019
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION a. One cylindrical vessel in Egyptian alabaster inscribed for Neferkare Horus Netcher-Khaiw (Pepy II) Condition: a. Based chipped and the interior covered with dried unguent residue. Chip taken from the rim restored by gluing. b. One plain circular lid inscribed: Life to the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Neferkare-giver of life, stability and Dominion life Re forever. Condition: b. Some slight chips and scratching. Otherwise perfect.
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