Jar from a Foundation Deposit of Amenhotep II

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint
Dimensions:
H. 13.8 cm (5 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of James Douglas, 1890
Accession Number:
90.6.21a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This cylindrical jar, based on the inscription, is probably from a foundation deposit for the mortuary temple of Amenhotep II in western Thebes.
Collection of Dr. James Douglas, Quebec City. This piece was probably acquired between 1851–1865, when he is known to have traveled and collected in Egypt. Donated to the Museum by his son James S. Douglas, 1890.