Exhibitions/ Art Object

Large Sealed Storage Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
Date:
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), linen, mud
Dimensions:
Jar: H. 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); Diam. 30.5 cm (12 in.) Lid: diam. 9.7 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.82a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This alabaster jar was found in the tomb of Hatnefer (36.3.1), the mother of Senenmut (36.3.252). The jar lid was held in place with a piece of linen cloth tied with a length of linen cord secured with a stamped mud seal.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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