Alabaster jar and cover, from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Hatshepsut

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

05.66a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Model jar of alabaster, with flat cover. Inscribed on side: “The good god Maatkara, living eternally.”

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. 1904: Excavated by Theodore M. Davis. March 1904; awarded to Theodore M. Davis by the Egyptian government; given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis, July 6, 1905.
(Accession Date: July 6, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis