Wide-necked jar and lid naming Thutmose III

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118

This cosmetic jar is from the tomb of three foreign wives of Thutmose III (see 26.7.1175 and 23.9). It is made of a weathered, glassy material that has been difficult to identify with certainty. Gold foil has been applied to the neck and around the edge of the lid. The shape is typical for cosmetic vessels in the mid-Eighteenth Dynasty.

The inscription around the jar reads:
Live! The Horus, Mighty bull arising in Thebes, the Good God, Lord of the Two Lands, King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Menkheperre, Son of Re, Thutmose-Neferkheperu, given life, stability, and dominion like Re, forever and ever.

The inscription on the lid reads:
The Good God, Menkheperre, given life.

Wide-necked jar and lid naming Thutmose III, Vitreous material, gold

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