Votive bowl

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Workmen's village

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10 x 24 cm (3 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.275

Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl clay ware)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Found in a chapel of the workmen’s village at Amarna, this pottery bowl has a sinusoidal rim and a figure of a snake carved in the bottom. The snake is associated with the goddess Renenutet.

Provenance

From Tell el-Amarna, chapel of workmen's village. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; by 1993: collection of the Toledo Museum of Art; 1993: purchased from Sotheby's, New York; 1997: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund through Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Lacovara