- Object Name:
- 7th century
- Made in Egypt
- Earthenware; painted, unglazed
- 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)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1923
- Accession Number:
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.