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ID number:  ECM 8
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Vase Sherd
Object type:  Vessel fragment
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Culture:  Egyptian; Upper Egyptian; New Kingdom
Date made:  1390-1352 BCE; Dynasty 18; reign of Amenhotep III
Place collected:  Africa: Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata or WV/KV22 tomb of Amenhotep III (?)
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Glazed composition; Egyptian faience
Measurements:  overall: 6.7 cm x 3.8 cm x .9 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Africa: Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata or WV/KV22 tomb of Amenhotep III (?); Myers, William Joseph 1899; Eton College
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Description: Fragment from the lower body of a faience vessel, with remains of seven rows of rishi (feathered) decoration in blue.
Collector Marks: on back of sherd is the number 1771 written in pencil.
Cultural Significance: high quality two coloured faience with incised patterns and in colours of blue and white are distinct and known datable examples come from the reign of Amenhotep III. Excavated examples come from the tomb of Amenhotep III (KV22) and from the site of Malqata, Amenhotep III's royal palace on the West Bank at Thebes.
Comparanda: ECM 5, ECM 6, ECM 7, ECM 8, and ECM 9; Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 26.7.908 (ex Carnarvon, ex Macgregor); Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 26.7.958 (ex Carnarvon, from Tomb of Amenhotep III WV/KV22); Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 11.215.522 (Met excavations Malqata); Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 12.180.370 (Met excavations Malqata)

Notes:  ECM 7 is very similar and may be a fragment from the same vessel

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Myers, William Joseph
British
1858-08
1899-10-30
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