Exhibitions/ Art Object

Cosmetic Jar Sealed with Linen

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), inside Basket "L", MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Pottery, linen
Dimensions:
H. 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); 9.38 cm (3 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.68
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This small pottery jar was sealed with a piece of linen cloth. It was found in the tomb of Hatnefer inside a basket that is now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. The basket also contained a razor (36.3.69), a necklace (36.3.70), a sealed juglet (36.3.67), and a linen sheet (36.3.140).
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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