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Blue faience funerary vessel (with lid) from the tomb of Thutmose IV. The border of scale patterns and lotus, as well as the text, are painted in deep violet manganese pigment.


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


Height x diameter: 19 x 16 cm (7 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience


The Ancient World