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Dummy Jar Inscribed for Sennefer and Senetnay

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Probably from Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Merytre-Hatshepsut (KV 42), Re-burial of Senetnay, wife of Sennefer
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.2.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
This jar was probably among those discovered in or near KV 42 in the Valley of the Kings and recorded by Howard Carter (see bibliography). It is inscribed with the name of the Mayor of Thebes, Sennefer, and for his wife, the Royal Nurse Senetnay.

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