Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

Found in the burial chamber of Tjetji, a vizier of the late Old Kingdom, this basin and its accompanying ewer (26.2.14) may have have been used by the deceased during life for washing his hands and feet. In the tomb, they would have allowed Tjetji's spirit to cleanse itself before meeting the gods.

Basin, Copper

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left 26.2.12, right 26.2.14