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Two Handled Jar and Lid decorated with a Resting Calf

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Reign of Amenhotep III probably
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
Height: 30.6 cm (12 1/16 in.); Jar: H. 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.); W. 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.); Llid: H. 7.6 cm (3 in.); Diam. 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.2.32a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
A set of lidded jars in the collection (22.2.30a, b–22.2.33a, b) is unusual for the decoration of each lid. These include a resting calf (this jar), the head of the god Bes (22.2.30a, b), the head of an ox (22.2.31a, b), and a frog (22.2.33a, b). The only parallel group was discovered in the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu, the parents of Queen Tiye, principal wife of Amenhotep III. For this reason, the jars are tentatively dated to this king's reign.
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