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Vessel with Lid

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Description The finest of three lidded faience baskets to survive from the New Kingdom, this example shows how the artisan tried to imitate actual fiber baskets. Even the base of the vessel imitates coiled fiber. The vessel and its lid were held together by decoratively laced string.
Date Description Narrative
  • Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom (1558-1085 B.C.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston; Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982-1983.
  • Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egypian Faience. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. 1998-1999.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1898; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 270; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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ca. 1400-1300 BCE (New Kingdom, 18th dynasty)
Egyptian faience with black pigment
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7 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 3 13/16 in. (19 x 11.1 x 9.8 cm)


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