Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Vessel with Two Feet</em>, ca. 1000-800 B.C.E. Clay, 18 7/8 x Diam. 7 11/16 in. (48 x 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.28_PS11.jpg)

Vessel with Two Feet

Artist:Ancient Near Eastern

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1000-800 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 18 7/8 x Diam. 7 11/16 in. (48 x 19.5 cm)


Accession Number: 2015.65.28

Image: 2015.65.28_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A tall vessel with an oval, almost bag-like body, a somewhat elongated neck with an everted rim and a pair of narrow curving handles that spring from the oblique shoulder to the neck. The lower portion of the vessel splits into two legs with well-modeled feet. Details such as ankle bones and the arch of each foot are rendered by modeled forms rather than incised lines. The overall effect is that of a wine- or waterskin rather than a ceramic vessel. It is likely that this association was intentional- as the light porous ceramic body of the vessel allows water to evaporate slowly through the sides, thus slightly cooling the remaining contents.

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