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Kamares jar

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–13
Date:
ca. 1981–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, Radim, MMA excavations, 1920–22
Medium:
Pottery, paint
Dimensions:
H. 7 × W. 6.5 × D. 6.4 cm (2 3/4 × 2 9/16 × 2 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.1.1406
Not on view
This pot, made in Minoan Crete or perhaps imitated in Egypt, originally consisted of three joined vessels with a loop handle. Its designation derives from a Cretan cave sanctuary of that name where examples were first found.

Link to a blog post
My Early Life with the Middle Kingdom
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920-1922. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1922.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek Bagh, Tine 2015. "Imported Pottery." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 178–79, no. 114C.

Yamamoto, Kei 2015. "Comprehending Life: Community, Environment, and the Supernatural." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 189.

O'Connor, David B. 2015. "An Expanding Worldview: Conquest, Colonization, and Coexistence." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 163.

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