Storage Jar, Earthenware; painted, unglazed

Storage Jar

Object Name:
Jar
Date:
7th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt
Medium:
Earthenware; painted, unglazed
Dimensions:
H. 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm)
Max. Diam. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Diam. of Rim (interior): 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
Diam of Foot: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.2.74
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
The painted patterns on this large storage jar are arranged to emphasize the swelling shape of the vessel. The animal, bird, and plant motifs are closely related to those found on contemporary textiles.
[ Nicolas Tano, Cairo, until 1922; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. "A New Coptic Vase." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 19, no. 5 (1924). p.123, figs. 1 & 2.