Inscribed shoulder jar with cartouche of Thutmose III
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
- Crystalline travertine jar, limestone lid
- H. 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); diam. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); Lid: diam. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1919–1920
- Accession Number:
- 26.8.15a, b
This broad-shouldered container has the flat base, short cylindrical neck, and very broad, flat ledge rim characteristic of the nemset jar, which is associated with purification rituals and funerary rites. This example is still full of a hardened ointment. The inscription on the side reads:
"The Young God, Menkheperre, Son of Re, Thutmose Perfect of Being, given life forever."
The lid currently with this jar was brought into the Museum with 26.8.20 (26.8.20c). Its original lid was moved to 26.8.22 and made 26.8.22b; it was later deacessioned. Jar 26.8.22a was re-acessioned as 1987.103, without the lid.