Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Polishing Stone from a Foundation Deposit for Hatshepsut's Temple

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Foundation Deposit 2a (B), MMA excavations, 1921–22
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
L. 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in); w. 7 cm (2 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.3.257
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
Museum excavations, 1920-1922. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1922.

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