Conical Boss from a Bowl, Gold

Conical Boss from a Bowl

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
Ramesses II or slightly later
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. 3 × Diam. 6 cm (1 3/16 × 2 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.371
Not on view
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.
Formerly Theodore M. Davis Collection. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accesioned, 1930.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 47, no. 15, fig. 58; p. 12, fig. 3; p. 61, fig. 90.