4 June 2008
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED POTTERY JAR
NEW KINGDOM, LATE DYNASTY XVIII, 1391-1307 B.C.
Ovoid in form, with a cream ground painted primarily blue with details in black and red, in three registers, including descending petals at the shoulders, a register of long pointed petals above a register of lotus flowers and buds, the registers divided by thin and broad bands
19 in. (48.2 cm.) high
Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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For Egyptian blue-painted pottery, many from the Amarna Period, see nos. 71-83 in Brovarski, et al., Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom.
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