Neckless jar with petal decoration - ROM2019_17072_55


Neckless jar with petal decoration

Medium:Ceramic (blue-painted earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Amarna, Egypt
Date: c. 1352-1327 BC
Period: Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
30.5 x 18.3 cm
Object number: 927.75.1
Credit Line: Gift of Sir Robert Mond
Not on view
DescriptionBlue-painted pottery is the most characteristic and notable ceramic type of the Egyptian New Kingdom. The origin of Egyptian blue-painted decoration lies in the practice of decorating vessels with garlands of flowers on festive occasions.  The elite probably used metalware decorated with real floral garlands.  But with festivities for large groups of people, it may be that paint was used to provide a similar type of decoration. The basic colours are blue, black and red applied over a cream slip. This neckless ovoid jar with outward flaring rim has three horizontal registers of blue-painted lotus petal decoration, which is typical of this type of pottery.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1926-1927
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