Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem

Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside

Dynasty: Dynasty 19

Reign: reign of Ramesses II

Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86

Medium: Painted red pottery

Dimensions: H. 30.5 cm (12 in); w. 16 cm (6 5/16 in)

Credit Line: Funds from various donors, 1886

Accession Number: 86.1.10


This wine jar is decorated with floral garlands like those used in representations of funerary feasts. Numerous jars of this sort were found in Sennedjem's tomb.