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Sealed Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), below, burial of Singer Harmose, inside coffin, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Pottery, paint, linen
Dimensions:
H. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.170
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This decorated pottery jar was inside the coffin of Harmose (36.3.172), near the mummy's head. The mouth of the jar is covered with an upturned saucer that is held in place with a small piece of linen cloth, a standard mode of sealing a pottery container.
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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