Exhibitions/ Art Object

Large Sealed Storage Jar

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
Date:
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), linen, mud
Dimensions:
Jar: H. 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); Diam. 30.5 cm (12 in.); Lid: diam. 9.7 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.82a, b
This alabaster jar was found in the tomb of Hatnefer (36.3.1), the mother of Senenmut (36.3.252). The jar lid was held in place with a piece of linen cloth tied with a length of linen cord secured with a stamped mud seal.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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