About this object

Red and white breccia kohl pot with the cartouche of Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, the wife of Ahmose, founder of the 18th Dynasty and regent for her young son Amenhotep I. Inscribed in hieroglyphs atypically orientated left, "Ahmes Nefertary, may she live!." [iaH-ms nfrt-iry anX ti]. The red breccia consists of angular white fragments of stone in a red matrix, and is a rare material for vases in the New Kingdom. The pot is chipped on the base and on the rim with many pieces missing and the largest piece being mended back with adhesive.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 18 (1550 BC - 1504 BC)
  • Materials
    Breccia
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    49 mm x 48 mm
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  • Egyptian Stone Vessels Khian Through Tuthmosis IV (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Lilyquist, Christine

    Author: Lilyquist, Christine
    Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Date: 1995
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  • Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 BC

    Brovarski, Edward, Doll, Susan K; Freed, Rita E (editors)

    Author: Brovarski, Edward, Doll, Susan K; Freed, Rita E (editors)
    Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Date: 1982
    Description: Written as a catalogue to the exhibition, 'Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 BC', organised by the Museum of Fine arts, Boston, USA. The exhibition toured the USA at 3 venues: Museum of Fine arts, Boston, 3 February - 2 May 1982; Houston Museum of Natural Science, 14 July - 19 September 1982; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 27 October 1982 - 2 January 1983. Objects were lent from 35 institutions and private collections.

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