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Blue-painted Jar from Malqata with Hathor Emblem

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Amenhotep III
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1910–11
pottery, slip, paint
H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This jar has been decorated with a series of personified ankh hieroglyphs. Each ankh has an eye of Horus, or "wedjat" eye, painted in the loop at the top, and two outstretched arms painted red. The best preserved ankh holds two baskets, one of which contains an emblem of the goddess Hathor (see also 11.215.472).
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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