Sealed Jar Tied in a Pot Sling

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), below, deposit of 2 pots, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Pottery with papyrus rope, linen
Dimensions:
H. 69 cm (27 3/16 in.); Diam. of mouth 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); greatest width (including ropes) 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.229
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
This whitewashed jar was discovered buried in front of the tomb chapel of Senenmut (TT 71) on Sheikh Abd el-Qurna hill. The jar is tied with a pot sling made of papyrus rope and still has its cover of linen cloth.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.