This core-formed glass vase was assembled from fragments found at the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata during the Museum’s excavations at the site. A large amount of waste glass as well as glass rods and other basic materials for making glass were also discovered, suggesting that glass was being manufactured nearby. By the reign of Amenhotep III, Egyptian artists had mastered the art of glass-making which had come to Egypt only a few generations earlier from the Near East where it was developed.

Object Details


New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III

1479–1425 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1911–12


H. 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in), Diam. 6 cm (2 3/8 in)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art