These fragments are part of a shallow strainer with a strap handle from the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. (see 30.8.369 for a complete example). 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. 50, no. 51; p. 60, Figure 87.