Jug in the shape of a woman's head
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Teti Pyramid Cemetery, Egyptian Antiquities Service excavations, 1926
- Pottery, paint
- H. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
This jar is representative of a genre that was produced for about a century during the New Kingdom (ca. 1450-1350 B.C.). Their imagery and capacity suggests that they were made to hold the milk of a nursing mother. Although they may have been used in everyday life, they were also placed in tombs, where their contents, real or symbolic, were meant to aid in the deceased's daily rebirth.
For another example in the collection, see 25.7.42.