Ointment jar and lid naming 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
- Serpentinite, gold leaf
- H. 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.); diam. 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); lid: diam. 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); th. 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1921
- Accession Number:
- 26.8.36a, b
In Theban tomb paintings dating to Dynasty 18, servants are sometimes shown anointing guests with perfumed oils and ointments stored in small stone jars. A set of similar cosmetic jars highlighted with gold foil (26.8.29a, b–26.8.39) are associated with the grave goods of three foreign wives of Hatshepsut's nephew, Thutmose III. Most of these vessels are inscribed with the king's cartouche, marking them as royal gifts.
The inscription on this jar reads: "the Good God, Menkheperre (Thutmose III), given life."
For a jar of similar shape from the same tomb group, see 26.8.1a, b.