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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
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.253a–h
Not on view
These incised silver fragments are part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," a group of vessels that belonged to one or more temple wine services that were found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. The original forms from which these fragments come cannot be determined.
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

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