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Two-handled Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Date:
ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 3, Burial B 4, Between head of coffin and wall, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Pottery (marle clay)
Dimensions:
h. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); diam. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.427
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This wheel-made jar with basket handles has decoration similar to that on a jug found in the same tomb (16.10.426). Both are made of marl clay , covered with a pale coating, burnished, and decorated in red and black paint. The decoration recalls Cypriot pottery that was imported into Egypt at the end of the Second Intermediate Period. The Egyptian potters of early Dynasty 18 adopted the Cypriot style of red and black decoration and used it on forms, like this one, that were typically Egyptian.
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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