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Conical Boss from a Bowl

Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty 21–22
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
h. 3 cm (1 3/16 in); diam. 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 125
This cone, found among the items in the Tell Basta treasure, would have been attached at the inner center of an elaborately decorated bowl like 07.228.20.
Formerly Theodore M. Davis Collection. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accesioned, 1930.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 47, no. 15, fig. 58; p. 12, fig. 3; p. 61, fig. 90.

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