Egyptian Jug and Lid Based on Cypriot Bilbil
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Cypriot jugs called bilbils seem to have been used to export opium, but Egyptian carvers adopted the familiar long-necked, round-bodied vessel to hold oils and other liquids.
An ancient example from Cyprus is also exhibited in this case.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
ca. 1514-1400 B.C.E.
6 1/16 x Diam. 4 7/8 in. (15.4 x 12.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Alabaster jug (a) and lid (b). The outer surface of the handle is decorated with grooved and incised lines.
Condition: Interior contains some organic materials. Surface dull and pitted; surface powdery in spots.
This item is not on view
Egyptian Jug and Lid Based on Cypriot Bilbil, ca. 1514-1400 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 6 1/16 x Diam. 4 7/8 in. (15.4 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.252Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.252Ea-b_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/27/2008
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