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Plaque with a cartouches of Apries, from a foundation deposit

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
reign of Apries
589–570 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Osiris Temple temenos, foundation deposit of Apries, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations
H. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1902
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This cartouche-shaped plaque bears two of the names of Apries: one one side is his birth name, Wahibre; on the other is his throne name, Haaibre (hellenized as Apries). Found on top of an undisturbed foundation deposit of Thutmose III, this was part of a dedication made by Apries when he carried out construction within the Osiris temple precinct at Abydos.
Egypt Exploration Fund excavations. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum through subscription to the EEF, 1902.

Jansen-Winkeln, Karl 2014. Inschriften der Spätzeit, Teil IV: Die 26. Dynastie, 2 vols.. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, p. 375.

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