Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Ramesses II Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Maspero Excavations 1885-1886
The cat first appears in painting and relief at the end of the Old Kingdom, and this cosmetic jar is the earliest-known three-dimensional representation of the animal in Egyptian art. | Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, early, ca. 1990–1900 B.C. Egypt. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1990. Egyptian Egyptian alabaster (calcite) with inlaid eyes of rock crystal and copper.
Carved brown limestone with applicator, the jar with an indented base, a handle attached to the shoulder and body of the jar, a falcon seated on the top of the handle. The applicator with the upper part of Neferetum, the youthful son of Ptah and Sekhmet connected with the rising sun. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (1