Calcite vessel

Foundation deposit, stone vessel

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo CG 16007 = JE 31332



Material(s) calcite

Calcite vessel with two hieroglyphic inscriptions. First one is vertical, signs are painted in blue, text goes as follows:  "Good God Maat-ka-Ra, beloved of Amun, Foremost of Djeser-djeseru (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t Jmn ḫntj Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)". Second one is horizontal (3.0 x 5.0cm), but only two signs are visible: m (G17) in the begining and determinative of seated woman (B1) in the end.

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by E. Naville (Egypt Exploration Fund) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1894-1895.