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Jug

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Date:
ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 3, Burial B 4, Between head of coffin and wall, MMA 1915–1916
Medium:
Pottery (marle clay)
Dimensions:
H. 20.3 cm (8 in); diam. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.426
  • Description

    This jug and a jar with basket handles (16.10.427) are made of marl clay, covered with a pale coating, burnished, and decorated in red and black paint. The shape of the jug and the contrast between the light-colored surface and the darker painted ladderlike designs dividing the vessel body into segments recall Cypriot White Pendant Line juglets that were imported into Egypt at the end of the Second Intermediate Period. The Egyptian potters of early Dynasty 18 adopted the style of red and black decoration and used it on native Egyptian forms.

  • Provenance

    Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    MetPublications
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