Blue-painted Jar from Malqata

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119

The decorated pottery excavated by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition at Malqata, the palace city of Amenhotep III, is primarily of the type called blue-painted ware. The vessels are embellished with floral and animal motifs painted in a palette limited to blue, red, and black (see 11.215.464 and 11.215.472). A few are adorned with three-dimensional decorative elements (see 11.215.460 and 11.215.477). This pot has been painted with a scene of birds flying up from a marsh. A similar motif may also be seen on two painted ceiling fragments from the main palace (see 12.180.257 and 12.180.258).

Blue-painted Jar from Malqata, pottery, slip, paint

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