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Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Red pottery
Dimensions:
H. 35.2 cm (13 7/8 in); Diam. 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.3.1643
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
This 18th Dynasty storage vessel has a bi-conical body and a rounded base. Made from a coarse red ware, the jar is decorated with rope impressions around the body. The most distinctive feature is the cylindrical neck, on which traces of red paint or slip can be seen.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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