Crucible

Foundation deposit, crucible

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.288

Provenance

Description

Material(s) clay, papyrus, baked mud

Crucible, conical in shape, modelled in hand, never baked. No traces of usage. Length 21.5cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari ( deposit B, group B) in 1920-1922. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness gift).

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