Two Handled Jar and Lid decorated with a Resting Calf
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Reign of Amenhotep III probably
- ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
- Limestone, paint
- 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
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.