Model Jar from a Foundation Deposit

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117

This model ointment is from one of the foundation deposits that were placed in front of the entrance of KV 42 in the Valley of the Kings. The inscription identifies the tomb's owner as Queen Hatshepsut-Merytre, principal wife of Thutmose III, whose tomb was located nearby. The inscription painted on the side begins with the title King's Great Wife (principal queen) followed by her name, bracketed by an abbreviated cartouche, and ends with the standard funerary epithet "true of voice" (justified). Another model ointment jar and a model dish from the KV 42 foundation deposits are also in the collection.

For a more complete discussion of KV 42 and its contents, see the Curatorial Interpretation below.

Model Jar from a Foundation Deposit, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.

Beginning of inscription.