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Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
Date:
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), Inside 36..59a, b (Basket "O"), MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); Diam. 9.3 cm (3 5/8 in.), D. 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.61
Not on view
When it was found (inside basket 36.3.59), this jar of Egyptian alabaster had a scrap of coarse linen stuffed into its mouth. This was probably intended to keep the contents, perhaps some sort of liquid or oil, from spilling out.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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