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Found in a chapel of the workmen's village at Amarna, this pottery bowl has a sinusoidal rim and a figure of a snake carved in the bottom. The snake is associated with the goddess Renenutet.


From Tell el-Amarna, chapel of workmen's village. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; by 1993: collection of the Toledo Museum of Art; 1993: purchased from Sotheby's, New York; 1997: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund through Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Lacovara

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1353–1336 B.C.


el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt

Object Place for Label

el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt


Height x diameter: 10 x 24 cm (3 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl clay ware)


The Ancient World