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Vase

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1911–12
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H. 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in), Diam. 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.180.261
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This core-formed glass vase was assembled from fragments found at the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata during the Museum's excavations at the site. A large amount of waste glass as well as glass rods and other basic materials for making glass were also discovered, suggesting that glass was being manufactured nearby. By the reign of Amenhotep III, Egyptian artists had mastered the art of glass-making which had come to Egypt only a few generations earlier from the Near East where it was developed (see 26.7.1175).
Museum Excavations 1911-1912. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1912.

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