An Egyptian Alabaster Jar, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390-1353 B.C.
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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- An Egyptian Alabaster Jar
with tapering ovoid body and fragmentary slightly flaring neck, the shoulder carved with a square panel containing the nomen and prenomen of Amenhotep III, and “Lord of the Sed Festival,” the inscription perhaps later.
Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Vilain, Brussels, acquired in the 1970s
Cf. A.P. Kozloff, B.M. Bryan, and L.W. Berman, Egypt’s Dazzling Sun. Amenhotep III and his World, Cleveland, 1992, p. 395, fig. XIII,2, for an alabaster vessel related in form and bearing the same inscription. For the form alone compare the 18th Dynasty alabaster amphorae in Paris and Leiden (Ägyptens Aufstieg zur Weltmacht, Mainz, 1987, pp. 198-199, nos. 116 and 117.)
Amenhotep III celebrated three Sed-Festivals, or Royal Jubilees, in the years 30, 34, and 37 of his reign.