Polishing stone

Foundation deposit, polishing stone

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.257

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 7.0cm

Material(s) travertine

Polishing travertine stone, eliptic in shape. There is a horizontal inscription in incised hieroglyphs: "Good Goddess Maat-ka-Ra, beloved [of Amun, Foremost of] Djeser-djeseru (nṯr.t nfr(.t) Mȝʿ.t-kȝ-Rʿ mrjj.t [Jmn ḫntj] Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw)". Length 9.8cm. 

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 A) 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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