From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), below, deposit of 2 pots, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Pottery with papyrus rope, linen
H. 69 cm (27 3/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1936
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This whitewashed jar was discovered buried in front of the tomb chapel of Senenmut (TT 71) on Sheikh Abd el-Qurna hill. The jar is tied with a pot sling made of papyrus rope and still has its cover of linen cloth.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.