<em>Milk Vase</em>, ca. 1539-1458 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 13 11/16 height × 6 in. diam. (34.8 × 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.642. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.642_erg2.jpg)

Milk Vase

Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1458 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13 11/16 height × 6 in. diam. (34.8 × 15.2 cm)



Accession Number: 14.642

Image: CUR.14.642_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large whitish buff color pottery jar with pointed base and high cylindrical neck with heavy rim. Female head, arms and breasts in high relief on neck. Form of vase is typical of the 18th dynasty. The details of the female body in high relief are somewhat unusual. Possibly they suggest Syrian influence through this is improbable. Upper part of body and rim decorated with two brownish-red bands. There is no evidence that vase ever contained anything and object was probably made for funerary equipment. Condition: Entire surface worn with some incrustation; small holes, probably defects in manufacture on body. General condition good.

Brooklyn Museum