Jar shoulder fragment with petal decoration - 2010x2.9.2_1


Jar shoulder fragment with petal decoration

Medium:Ceramic (blue-painted earthenware)
Geography: Probably from Amarna, Egypt
Date: c. 1350-1085 BC
Period: late 18th to 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom
4.8 x 13 x 1 x 26.5 cm
Object number: 2010X2.9.2
Not on view
DescriptionSherd from the shoulder of a jar made of Nile silt decorated with a blue-painted petal frieze. The origin of Egyptian blue-painted decoration lies in the practice of decorating vessels with garlands of flowers on special occasions. The basic colours are blue, black and red over a cream slip. These colours are seen on this sherd with a horizontal blue band ca. 2 cm wide of light blue paint bordered on the top by a horizontal red line and on the bottom by a black scalloped line. Eight vertical black lines divided the petals, not necessarily matching with the edges of the scallops. It was likely part of the same vessel as 2010X2.9.1. The interior of this vessel is covered by a thin grey coating.
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