Silver bottle with offering scene naming Meritptah
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Ramesses II or slightly later
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1907
Not on view
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.
Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "Recent Egyptian Acquisitions." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 12 (December), pp. 195–196.
Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 49, no. 28; p. 12, fig. 3; p. 33, fig. 48; p. 59, fig. 81.