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Jar from the Burial of Amenhotep

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, below the Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), burial of Amenhotep, Pot G, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Pottery, linen
H. 34 cm (13 3/8 in.); Diam. of mouth 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Greatest diam. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.); D. 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
In the tomb of the child Amenhotep (36.3.153), six jars had been placed on either side of the coffin. The contents of the jars incidated that they had once held various liquids. Three of the jars (including 36.3.161. 36.3.164) are decorated with geometric patterns in red and black paint. This undecorated jar still has its closure of linen cloth that covers the mouth nad has been tied in a square knot around the neck.
Museum excavations, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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