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Vessel fragments

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–22
Date:
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
A: H. 3 × W. 4 cm (1 3/16 × 1 9/16 in.); B: H. 2.5 × W. 2.3 cm (1 × 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.244a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
These gilded silver vessel fragments are part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. Most of the objects found were metal and pottery dating to the Ramesside period (ca. 1304–1200 B.C.). However, these pieces are thought to be later in date. They bear fragmentary inscriptions in raised hieroglyphs that read ". . .Khepri" and ". . .weary ones."
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 55; p. 54, fig. 73.

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