Large Bowl with Beveled Internal Rim
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
These finely crafted objects demonstrate the mastery of stoneworking in the Early Dynastic Period. An artisan fitted the two parts of the alabaster jar together. The other three pieces were created by grinding and drilling the extremely hard stone and then polishing it with abrasives.
Anorthosite gneiss or diorite
ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E.
early Dynastic Period
5 7/8 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (15 x 32 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One diorite hemispherical bowl.
Condition: Some superficial cracking seen inside and out. Some iron salt staining on the inside.
Large Bowl with Beveled Internal Rim, ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E. Anorthosite gneiss or diorite, 5 7/8 x Diam. 12 5/8 in. (15 x 32 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.78E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.78E_erg3.jpg)
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