<em>Vessel in Form of Bird's Body</em>, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Clay, 4 5/8 x 3 3/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (11.7 x 8.1 x 19 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.458. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.458_erg2.jpg)

Vessel in Form of Bird's Body

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 3 3/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (11.7 x 8.1 x 19 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 07.447.458

Image: CUR.07.447.458_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fancy vase, in the shape of a bird's body. Supported on three short legs. One end squeezed into a tail-like edge. The other end bluntly pointed; its top being broken, fortification by outer layer of clay is revealed. On back, off center, rather high, lipped orifice, set around smaller hole in body. On flanks, short, horizontal lines are scratched in - four on one side and five on the other. Pale buff fine clay. Faint traces of brown color, perhaps accidental. Coarse piece. Condition: Top of one end broken off. Deep chip in lip of orifice.

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