Jar with Seti I Inscription

  • Egypt
  • Beginning of the 13th century B.C.
Catalogue Entry

Small cylindrical jar coated in cobalt colored glaze. A rectangular frame in the upper half of the body states "Men-maat-ra, beloved of Osiris", the name of Seti I (reign dates ca.1294 - 1279 BC) inlaid in turquoise colored heiroglyphs. The mouth spreads out slightly while the rim of the mouth and the base protrude. Cylindrical jars made of clay and stone were made from the end of the Pre-Dynastic period through the Early Dynastic period, and then in later periods this same shape was made in a smaller form in either faience or glass. This jar would have been used as a container for soft ointments.