Jar with Squat Body
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Two Simple Storage Vessels
Like many vessels of the time, these two perpetuate the forms and understated design principles of the early Eighteenth Dynasty.
These wheel-made pottery vessels date from the era of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Both of these pots originally held dry goods such as grain or fruit. The rounded bottom of the taller vessel indicates that it originally rested in a separate pottery stand.
ca. 1400-1390 B.C.E.
4 5/8 x Diam. 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 12.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Esna, Egypt (Ramessid); 1907, excavated by Henri de Morgan for the Brooklyn Museum.
Vase of reddish pottery, with squat biconical body; rather wide base, low ring-foot, rather narrow mouth, rather high, very slightly concave neck, sharply offset from body; rather broad disk-lip, slightly rounded on upper side, offset by groove from neck on underside. Highly polished orange-red slip; decorated with dark purple painted narrow horizontal stripes, in three groups around waist, around shoulder, around lower part of neck, the group on shoulder being enriched with a central line of dots, and with seven thin, radiating lines on lip, irregularly disposed. Good work, very regularly formed.
Condition: A chip in body beneath waist. Somewhat abraded and soiled.
Jar with Squat Body, ca. 1400-1390 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 4 5/8 x Diam. 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 12.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.469. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.469_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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