Inscribed shoulder jar with cartouche of Thutmose III
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
- Crystalline travertine jar, limestone lid
- H. 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in); diam. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in)
lid: diam. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in); 1.8 cm (11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1919–1920
- Accession Number:
- 26.8.15a, b
This broad-shouldered container has the flat base, shout cylindrical neck, and bery broad, flat ledge rim characteristic of the "nemset" jar, which is associated with the purification ritual and funerary rites. This example is still full of a hardened ointment. The inscription on the side reads:
"The Young God, Menkheperre, Son of Re, Thutmose Perfect of Being, given life forever."