Painted vessel of lady Tuja. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19, ca. 1550 – 1185 B. C.

Painted wood
H. 20 cm; dm. of the body 14 cm
Purchased from Vladimir Golenischev,provenance: probably, Thebes
I.1.a 1312
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This is a so-called "false vessel" or imitation. It is carved from a solid piece of wood and has no hollow or
removable lid. The painting of the vessels imitated the pattern and structure of the most popular stones in
Egypt (in this case – alabaster). An inscription on the body of the vessel contains the name of the
deceased: "Tuya, obeisant to Osiris, the lord of eternity".

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