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Jar from the Burial of Amenhotep

In the tomb of the child Amenhotep (36.3.153), six jars had been placed on either side of the coffin. The contents of the jars incidated that they had once held various liquids. Three of the jars (including 36.3.161. 36.3.164) are decorated with geometric patterns in red and black paint. This undecorated jar still has its closure of linen cloth that covers the mouth nad has been tied in a square knot around the neck.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1936...

c. 1479-1458 B.C.
Pottery, linen
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020

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