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Blue-Painted Ibex Amphora from Malqata

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, Atitu's (rubbish) hole, MMA excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
pottery, white cream slip, paint
Dimensions:
H. 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in); diam. 21 cm (8 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.215.460
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This remarkable vase was found during the Museum's excavations of the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in western Thebes. The head of the ibex had broken off, but was found nearby. Like much of the pottery at Malqata, this amphora was made of a red clay covered with a cream colored slip and decorated with blue, red, and black paint.

For more blue-painted ware from this site, see 11.215.461–.469, .471–.473, .477, .489.
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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