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Blue-painted Jar from Malqata

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, House A, MMA excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
pottery (red), white cream slip, paint
Dimensions:
H. 31 cm (12 3/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.215.464
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This jar of blue-painted ware has been decorated with floral patterns that are common on this type of pottery (see 11.215.465, .468, .469). A small "ankh" hieroglyph has also been painted on the side shown here.
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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