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Sealed Jar from the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall excavations, 1905
Medium:
Pottery, whitewash, linen, mud
Dimensions:
H. 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1911
Accession Number:
11.155.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This jar from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu, KV 46 in the Valley of the Kings, was closed with a pottery saucer tied in place with a piece of cloth. The hieratic label suggests that the pot once held grain. For other objects from this tomb, see 10.184.1a, b and 30.8.56.
Theodore M. Davis Excavations, 1905. Acquired by Davis in the division of finds. Theodore M. Davis Collection, acquired by the Museum through bequest, 1915.

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