Storage Jar from Tutankhamun's Embalming Cache

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122

This large open-mouthed jar is one of approximately a dozen discovered in a pit (KV 54) in the Valley of the Kings during excavations sponsored by Theodore M. Davis in 1907. The jars contained objects inscribed with the name of an obscure king by the name of Tutankhamun. In 1909, Davis gave several jars and their contents to the Metropolitan Museum where they are on display in gallery 122.

Storage Jar from Tutankhamun's Embalming Cache, Pottery

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