Jug with rope pattern, Crystalline and banded travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Jug with rope pattern

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Medium:
Crystalline and banded travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.); diam. 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
26.8.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This handled pitcher is an ointment jar. Handled jugs were included in sets of jars for the seven sacred oils as early as Dynasty 4, approximately a thousand years before this one was made.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919.

Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 139–45, no. 83; p. 212, figs. 135b, g; p. 352.