Glass Vessels from New Kingdom

All: glass, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Reign of Amenhotep III - Akhenaten, ca. 1390-1336 B.C.E., except for #10
All Gift of Charles Lang Freer


1: Two-handled vessel, F1909.415
H: 14.2 W: 6.7 D: 6.7 cm

2: Bottle, F1909.433 (Better view at Museum website)
H: 13.7 W: 4.7 D: 4.7 cm

3: Jar, F1909.420
H: 5.4 W: 3.9 D: 3.9 cm

4: Miniature two-handled vase, F1909.429
H: 6.9 W: 5.3 D: 5.3 cm

5: Four-handled vessel, F1909.413
H: 12.2 W: 5.4 D: 5.4 cm

6: Vessel, F1909.416 (Better view at Museum website)
H: 8.4 W: 6.7 D: 3.8 cm

7: Two-handled jar, F1909.430
H: 13.3 W: 9.3 D: 8.7 cm

8: Vessel, F1909.412
H: 9.2 W: 5.7 D: 5.7 cm

9: Pomegranate flask, F1909.423
H: 10.2 W: 8.0 D: 8.0 cm

10: Vessel, F1909.417
Roman Period, 100-200 C.E.
H: 8.0 W: 6.6 D: 6.6 cm

(From Museum website):
"The method of forming glass vessels on a core of sand and clay was introduced to Egypt from neighboring Syria early in the New Kingdom (ca. 15391075 B.C.E.). Precisely when and where the twenty examples housed in the Freer Gallery of Art were made is unknown. Comparison with vessels and fragments excavated from royal glass workshops, however, suggests that most of the Freer examples were made during the reigns of the Dynasty 18 pharaohs Amenhotep III (ca. 13901353 B.C.E.) and Amenhotep IV, later known as Akhenaten (ca. 13531335 B.C.E.). They may likewise be the products of royal workshops."


Blue jug, 18th Dyn @Brooklyn Museum

Glassware, Late Period, @ MET Museum