Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses II
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Medium:
Painted red pottery
Dimensions:
H. 30.5 cm (12 in); w. 16 cm (6 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
This wine jar is decorated with floral garlands like those used in representations of funerary feasts. Numerous jars of this sort were found in Sennedjem's tomb. Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb are numbered 86.1.1–86.1.29
Excavated by Maspero for the Egyptian Antiquities Service in the 1885-1886 season. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Egyptian government in 1886.

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