Decorated Amphora with Ibex Head

Decorated Amphora with Ibex Head

Before 1920

Marl clay ware

Diameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); Overall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1997



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.

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