Blue-Painted Ibex Amphora from Malqata
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, Atitu's (rubbish) hole, MMA excavations, 1910–11
- pottery, white cream slip, paint
- H. 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in); diam. 21 cm (8 1/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
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.