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Decorated Amphora with Ibex Head

Decorated Amphora with Ibex Head

before 1920 this is common era, not BCE
Diameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); Overall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

A splendid example of the decorated pottery known as "palace ware," made only in Dynasty XVIII. It is painted with garlands imitating the real flowers with which vessels were draped at banquets. This vase was found in the palace of Amenhotep III at southern Thebes.
  • Purchased from Nicolas Tano, Cairo, through Howard Carter
  • CMA, 2024
    Egypt's Golden Age, the Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C.: Catalogue of the Exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982. Cat. no. 81
    Kozloff, Arielle P., Betsy Morrell Bryan, Lawrence Michael Berman, and Elisabeth Delange. Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1992. Cat. No. 112
    Berman, Lawrence Michael and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. [Cleveland, OH]: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 553-555, cat. no. 498
  • Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 1-September 27, 1992); Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (October 24, 1992-January 31, 1993); Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 75008 Paris, France (March 2-May 31, 1993).
    Conserving the Past for the Future. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 4-May 6, 2001).
    Egypt's Golden Age, the Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C.,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Feb. 3-May 2, 1982); Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas (July 14-Sept. 19, 1982); The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Oct. 27, 1982-Jan. 2, 1983).
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