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Cosmetic jar with lid

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Amenemhat IV
Date:
ca. 1814–1805 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb (CC 25), Inside box of Kemeni, 26.7.1438, Carter/Carnarvon 1910
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
h. 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1441a, b
  • Description

    26.7.1439a, b–,1441a, b; .1442 are ointment jars that were found with their box and other objects (the gaming board 26.7.1287 among them) in the vicinity of a mummy in a coffin, all left at the bottom of a tomb shaft in the Lower Asasif, western Thebes by robbers who entirely cleared out the rest of the tomb (no. 25 according to the numbering by the excavators Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon).
    The toilet box 26.7.1438) is decorated with a scene showing the Cupbearer Kemeni in front of King Amenemhat IV (ca. 1814–1805 B.C.).

  • Provenance

    Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, 1910; acquired by Lord Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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