Vessel fragment of Tell Basta Treasure

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–22
Date:
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.257a–t
Not on view
These small fragments are part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. They belong to vessels from 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. 51, no. 67.