Vessel fragment

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–22
Date:
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 3.2 × W. 3.8 cm (1 1/4 × 1 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.246
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta, this neck and body fragment with chased decoration is likely from a vessel used in a wine service.
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 48, no. 21.