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Vessel fragment

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:
H. 2.8 × W. 3.8 cm (1 1/8 × 1 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.245
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Discovered in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta, this fragment comes from the body of a vessel that was likely part of a wine service, perhaps used in temple festivals. It is incised with an inscription that reads ". . . before Hathor, lady of [Byblos]."
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

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