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Alabaster jar from a foundation deposit

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Miniature cylindrical jar of alabaster. Inscribed on side: "The good god Maakara, endowed with life" and "The daughter of Ra, Hatshepsut, living forever."


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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1478 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits