Ritual vessel (nemset-jar)

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

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


Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



Nemset-jar of blue faience with knob lid; black painted line decoration of lotus buds on lid, drop shapes on shoulder, and feather or scale design on body with cartouche containting the prenomen of King Thutmose IV (Menkheprura); mended and restored.


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