Two-handled Jar

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114

This wheel-made jar with basket handles has decoration similar to that on a jug found in the same tomb (16.10.426). Both are made of marl clay , covered with a pale coating, burnished, and decorated in red and black paint. The decoration recalls Cypriot pottery that was imported into Egypt at the end of the Second Intermediate Period. The Egyptian potters of early Dynasty 18 adopted the Cypriot style of red and black decoration and used it on forms, like this one, that were typically Egyptian.

Two-handled Jar, Pottery (marle clay)

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