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Strainer or vase fragment

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
L. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.237
Not on view
This silver fragment is part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. This particular fragment is likely part of the handle of a shallow strainer that would have formed part of a drinking service (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.

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