Vessel with a strap handle and Lid and Lentoid Bottle (Pilgrim Flask)

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122

These are marl-clay pots excavated in the North Suburb at Amarna. The lentoid flask (29.7.1) is a type that originates outside Amarna itself. It probably came with particular trade contents: many such lentoid flasks from Amarna show a pitting on the interior that suggests their special contents was somewhat corrosive. The two-handled jar (29.7.2) is lidded with a small upside down silt-clay dish. It had a brown contents when excavated. The jar was found in a house with many others, some sunk into the floor for storage, and plentiful remains of pigments in the house suggested to the excavators that it belonged to a painter.

Vessel with a strap handle and Lid and Lentoid Bottle (Pilgrim Flask), Pottery

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