Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two-Handled Jar from the 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 Ruiu (IV), by left shoulder of coffin, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Pottery, marle
H. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); Diam. 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.); Outer diam. of rim 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); Inner diam. of rim 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); Diam. of base 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Two pottery jars like this one were found leaning against the left shoulder of Ruiu's coffin in the east chamber of her father Neferkhawet's tomb. Such buff-colored jars, with line decoration in red and dark brown paint, are typical of the time period. Each jar were originally covered by small red ware saucer that were cut to correspond to the lip of the jar. This jar came to New York in the division of finds, but its lid remained in Egypt.
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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