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Strainer

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.); Diam. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.184
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
A horizontal band of decoration divides the body of this deep strainer into two parts. Above, the surface is smooth, while rows of tiny holes are punched into the lower part of the bowl. Such sieves would have been used for decanting wine.
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. 56; p. 60, fig. 89.

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