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Pear-Shaped Jar with Lid

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III (Wadi D, Tomb 1)
Medium:
Crystalline travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in); diam. 20.3 cm (8 in)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
26.8.7a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
Probably from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, found during World War I. Purchased from Howard Carter, 1919. Accessioned with other objects presumed to be from the same tomb, 1926. Published in Christine Lilyquist, The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III, 2003 [cat. 65].

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