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Green-Glazed Plaque

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Possible Place Collected: Thebes (Malkata), Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 5/16 x 11/16 x 1 1/16 in. (0.8 x 1.7 x 2.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 48.66.62
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Green-Glazed Plaque, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 5/16 x 11/16 x 1 1/16 in. (0.8 x 1.7 x 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.62. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.48.66.62_negA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.48.66.62_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green-glazed faience plaque. On one of the larger surfaces is a central cable design flanked by a zigzag pattern and lotus buds. On the opposite surface is a "nbw" sign, and above this sign is a "w;d" flanked by two summarily drawn "w;h" signs. Below is an oval decorated with half-circles. A groove runs around the sides of the piece; the ends are rounded. Condition: Glaze faded in places; edges chipped.
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     <em>Green-Glazed Plaque</em>, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 5/16 x 11/16 x 1 1/16 in. (0.8 x 1.7 x 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.62. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.48.66.62_negA_bw.jpg)