Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment of shallow strainer

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
Ramesses II or slightly later
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
L. 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.198
Not on view
This fragment is the rim of a shallow strainer that formed part of a wine service (see 30.8.369 for a complete example) of a type first seen in the New Kingdom. The set to which this belonged was likely used during a temple festival.

The ancient Egyptians would have used this strainer to filter sediment from wine as it was poured from jugs, jars or flasks into driking vessels.
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. 50, no. 49; p. 60, fig. 86.

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