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Kohl Pot

Object Number:E1039A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Deir El-Bahari
Locus: Foundation Deposit
Period: Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made: 1539-1292 BC
Early Date: -1540
Late Date: -1291
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Alabaster
Iconography:Queen
Height: 6.6 cm
Outside Diameter:4.3 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund; E. Naville, 1896
Other Number:ES1039 - Original Number

Description

Flaring unguent jar. Flat base, rolled rim. Single, roughly-carved column of inscription on the side reads "nTr-nfr (mAa.t-kA-r')| jmn xnt.j Dsr-Dsr.w," "The Good God, (Maatkara)| Amun, Foremost of Deir el-Bahri." Hatshepsut's name is spelled with the Maat feather, and the writing of Dsr-Dsr.w is somewhat truncated. The jar still contains some type of solidified resin.

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