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Twin-handled jar of heavy, squat form. The body is opaque dark blue with chevron decorations of the neck are in opaque white and yellow. On the central area of the body are shallow white festoons bordered at top and bottom by a single orange-yellow festoon line, the upper one in high relief. The surface is glossy.
Height: 8.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
E. A. Wallis Budge, 'The Mummy' (Cambridge 1925), 391;
B. Nolte, ‘Die Glasgefässe in Alten Ägypten (Berlin 1968),83, pl. III, 4.
For a similar glass vessel with four handles, see Egypt’s Golden Age (exhibition catalogue, Boston, 1982): 163 . Variants of this shape have been found in houses at Amarna: Frankfort and Pendlebury, CIty of Akhenaten II (London, 1933), pls. 38, 42.
For glass manufacture in ancient Egypt, see Nicholson and Henderson, 'Glass' in T. Nicholson and I. Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000): 195-224.
- On display (G61/dc4/sC)
- Exhibition history
2006-2007 6 Oct-18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story
2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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