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Amphora with applied decoration and lid

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In the late Eighteenth Dynasty a new type of painted pottery was introduced, characterized by the use of cobalt blue. Because many examples have been found at the residences of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten at Thebes and el-Amarna, it is sometimes known as palace ware. This jar is particularly...

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By 1964: Paul Mallon collection, Paris; 1964: purchased by the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mallon. (Accession Date: January 8, 1964)

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John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1350–1300 B.C.

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Height x diameter of rim: 62 x 21 cm (24 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, Nile silt ware


The Ancient World