7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY JUG
Amarna Period, Reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1335 B.C.
Wheel-made, the globular body with geometric designs rendered in reddish-brown pigment, with an anchor motif with hatching on the body under the handle, on a flat ring base, the cylindrical neck with splayed rim with three groups of linear ornament, the single handle embellished with painted linear bands
10¼ in. (26 cm) high
Deaccessioned from the Minneapolis Museum of Art in the 1950s.
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For a similar example see no. 56, p. 80 in Brovarski, ed., Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C.
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