<em>Beak-Spouted Vessel</em>, ca. 800–600 B.C.E. Clay, slip, 7 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 17 5/16 in. (18.5 x 20.5 x 44 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.16_view01_PS11.jpg)

Beak-Spouted Vessel

Medium: Clay, slip

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 800–600 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 17 5/16 in. (18.5 x 20.5 x 44 cm)


Accession Number: 2015.65.16

Image: 2015.65.16_view01_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A vessel having a round flattened body with a tall narrow neck whose rim flairs to almost two-thirds of the diameter of the body. A loop handle rises vertically from the shoulder, a small tab on the top surpassing the height of the rim. On the opposite shoulder, a tall narrow beak spout extends upward at a slightly oblique angle. The length of this spout is approximately twice the diameter of the body of the pot. A small tab suggestive of an animal head curves from the neck of the spout above the rim.

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