AN AMARNA PAINTED AMPHORA
dynasty xviii, reign of akhenaten, 1353-1335 b.c.
Wheelmade and brightly painted, with an extravagant profile formed by a series of torus-like moldings, the upper zone decorated with a frieze of applied figures, with five nude girls each offering florals before four pairs of Hathor-headed columns, and two Hathor-headed columns flanking a now-missing third motif
17 in. (43.2 cm) high