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Ritual vessel (Nemset-jar) with lid

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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

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

Object Place for Label


Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience


The Ancient World