Kohl Pot with Openwork Decoration
New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1539-1478 B.C.E.
Steatite, glazed, 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Brooklyn #37.642E , Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
(From the info card):|
"In the early decades of Dynasty 18, Egyptian stone carvers began to incise pot surfaces with openwork scenes. In the middle register on this pot, pairs of confronting falcons spread their wings to shield hes-vases, vessels associated with protection against evil."