Conical Boss from a Bowl

Period: Third Intermediate Period

Dynasty: Dynasty 21–22

Date: ca. 1070–712 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: h. 3 cm (1 3/16 in); diam. 6 cm (2 3/8 in)

Credit Line: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915

Accession Number: 30.8.371


This cone, found among the items in the Tell Basta treasure, would have been attached at the inner center of an elaborately decorated bowl like 07.228.20.