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


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