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Kohl Jar from Amenemhat's Burial

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18, early
reign of Thutmose I–early sole Thutmose III
ca. 1504–1447 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb of Neferkhawet (MMA 729), east chamber, Burial of Amenemhat (V), inside coffin by head, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Overall height H. 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.). Jar: H. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diam. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.); Diam. of rim 6 cm (2 3/8 in.). Lid: Diam. of lid 6.1 cm (2 7/16 in.); Th. 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.3.22a, b
Not on view
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1934–1935. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1935.

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