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EP1532

A large Egyptian Wide-Necked Amphora, mid 18th Dynasty, 1479-1336 BC

of deep red clay, the long, piriform body with wide flared neck.  Stylistically, this wide mouthed amphora can be assigned to the mid-18th Dynasty from the end of the reign of Thutmose III into the Amarna period. Constructed of Nile silt, biconical jars similar to this example were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen and used to store oils, fats, unguents, wines, and fruits.

Condition:  A few minor chips to the rim otherwise, the vessel is intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions:  16 1/8 inches (41 cm)   x 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Medium:  Nile silt clay

Provenance:  Private NY collection, on loan to the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University from 1998 - 2015, loan number: L1998.062.003

 

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