Lid of vase

Foundation deposit, stone vessel

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia E 1039b



Material(s) calcite, linen

Lid of vase, made of calcite, not matching with objects no E1036a. There is a buldge on the bottom. On the lid there is a vertical inscription: "Good God, Maat-ka-Ra, given life (nṯr nfr Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ dj-ʿnḫ)". Two pieces of linen are flanking the inscription from both sides, they are stuck to the surface. Traces of ointment are visible. Thickness 0.6cm, outside diameter 5.3cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec


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