Pottery Jar

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


not dated

Abraded pottery, rim sliced off, with traces of plaster and linen below rim, with bits of red and white decoration

Overall: 3 9/16 × 2 7/8 in. (9.1 × 7.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Mud seal impressed with Men-kheper-re (prenomen of a venerated 18th Dynasty pharaoh and of a high priest of Amun in Dynasty 21)


Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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