Group of Silver Vessels
- Third Intermediate Period
- Dynasty 21–22
- ca. 1070–712 B.C.
- From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
- h. 7cm (2 3/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1907
- Accession Number:
In 1906 two caches were found buried close to the ancient temple dedicated to the feline goddess Bastet at Tell Basta, near modern
Zagazig. Some of these pieces went to he Egyptian Museum in Cairo and others like these handsome vessels were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum.
The hoards give us a glimpse of the splendor of the equipment associated with temple cult and festivals..