Group of Silver Vessels

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124

In 1906 two caches were found buried close to the ancient temple dedicated to the feline goddess Bastet at Tell Basta, near modern Zagazig. Some of these pieces went to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and others like these handsome vessels were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum.

The hoards give us a glimpse of the splendor of the equipment associated with temple cult and festivals..

Group of Silver Vessels, Silver

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left to right: 07.228.16, 07.228.21, 07.228.15