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Vessel fragment of Tell Basta Treasure

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:
L. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.247
Not on view
This vessel fragment with rivets is part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. It is likely a fragment from the body a shallow strainer used in a drinking service; a handle would have been attached by the rivets. (See 30.8.369 for a complete example). The ancient Egyptians would have used such strainers to filter out sediment from wine.
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. 51, no. 62; p. 60, fig. 88.

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