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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. 49.3 cm (19 7/16 in); Diam. 31 cm (12 3/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.3.1618
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
This three-handled storage jar has an elongated ovoid body with a rounded base. Traces of paint are still visible on the body. It is similar to vessel MMA 15.3.1614, but lost its neck and rim in antiquity.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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