Minor Arts, 18th Dyn.


Water Bottle from Tutankhamun's Embalming Cache
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 13361327 B.C.
Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 54), Embalming cache of Tutankhamun, Davis/Ayrton 1907
Pottery, hematite wash, burnished, pigment, H. 37 x Diam. 15 cm (14 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Diam. of mouth 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
MMA 09.184.83, Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909
"This slender, elegant bottle, with its flaring rim in the form of an open papyrus umbel, was among the cache of objects discovered in a pit (KV 54) in the valley of the Kings in 1907." (From info card)
Behind is a Blue-painted Storage jar from the Amarna Period, MMA 55.92.2
"The use of predominantly blue floral motifs in the decoration of terracotta vessels reached its peak during the reigns of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten." (From info card)


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I don't have info for the two pieces at far left, but I do have, in order left to right:
Tube for Eye Paint (Kohl) in the Shape of a Papyrus Column
Dynasty 18, reigns of Thutmose IV to Amenhotep III (ca. 1400-1352 BCE)
Dark blue glass with dragged patterns, lines and edging in green and yellow.
(MMA 26.7.1183)

Votive Menit Counterweight with Images of the Goddess Hathor and the Sacred Cow in a Papyrus Boat
Bronze, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (ca.1390-1352 BCE)
Cupreous alloy H. 16 cm (6 5/16 in); w. 5 cm (1 15/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1951 (51.157.2)

Small Pitcher with an Ibex Head and Neck as an Handle
Bronze, Dynasty 18, probably reign of Amenhotep III (ca.1390-1352 BCE)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.838)

Egyptian alabaster jug
Dynasty 18, reigns of Thutmose IV to Amenhotep III (ca. 1400-1352 BCE)
Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.4.77)

Figure of an Ibex, perhaps from a Perfume Flask
Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (ca.1390-1352 BCE)
Mottled, semitranslucent quartz; two vertical holes in bottom, two horizontal holes in front and rear
Purchase, Vaughn Foundation Gift, by exchange, 1980 (1980.2)

I captured this in 2008, and noted I'd missed something interesting at far right...

So in 2009 I went back and got it:

Fragment of a Vase Decorated with an Ibex among Plants
Faience, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (ca.1390-1352 BCE)
From the king's palace at Malqatta
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.954)

Petrie, in his _Six Temples at Thebes_, shares an illustration of a similar ibex, also likely to be from Amunhotep III's reign:

Petrie found the ground at Amunhotep II's temple was levelled by filling it in with broken pottery. Because the columns there were built by Amunhotep III, he figured the infill also belonged to Amunhotep III.

The Brooklyn museum has a kohl tube (container for cosmetic paint), from Amunhotep III's reign:


Kohl Tube Inscribed for Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye
Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (ca.1390-1352 BCE)
Faience, 5 5/16in. (13.5cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, (37.598E)


Model of the foreleg of a horned animal, perhaps from a foundation deposit
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 14001295 B.C.E.
Wood; remains of black pigment, length: 12.7 cm (5 in.)
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, MMA 2006.16

The foreleg has a role in Egyptian mythology:


"In the stars of the Great Bear the Egyptians saw an adze (mshtyu) or a fore-leg (hps)"
(Text TeVelde, Illustration Ann Macy Roth)
(There's more on the adze HERE)