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Breccia Kohl Pot

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

White and red limestone breccia consists of limestone fragments in a red matrix of hematite and carbonate. Although the stone was available throughout Upper Egypt, craftsmen used it for vessels only during the Predynastic era, the early Eighteenth Dynasty, and the Roman occupation. This vessel can be precisely dated because its shape is very similar to that of another kohl pot inscribed for Queen Ahmose-Nofretary, chief wife of King Ahmose.

MEDIUM Breccia
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6 x 6.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Red and white Limestone Breccia. Cover missing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Breccia Kohl Pot, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E. Breccia, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6 x 6.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.643E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.643E_erg2.jpg)
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