Ankh-shaped vessel

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV43)

Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 7 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1090

Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Blue faience jar in the shape of the ankh hieroglyph, solid hole in top; black painted line decoration in rope/cord design.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis