Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo for Today from the tomb of Yuya and Thuyu

Four small vessels from the tomb of Yuya and Thuyu in
the Valley of the Kings (KV46),
Cairo Museum (taken in 1996)
The vessel interiors are hollowed out to a depth of only c.4 cms.

Full details of the tomb can be found on the
Theban Mapping Project website.

A non-royal tomb, it had been robbed but was still
found with much of its funerary contents in tact when it
was discovered by Quibell in 1905.

These little jars have always been a favourite of mine.


Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba said...

Their are absoluty differente from other vases but I like them

Andie said...

I've always found them hugely appealing. There's a charm about them that some of the more ornate grave goods simply lack.