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Blue faience model vase, inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose IV in deep violet manganese pigment. The top of the model is chipped. Originally one piece but found on 11/12/02 in two pieces.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV. 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

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

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Overall: 3.9 x 10.5 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World