Vase

Foundation deposit, stone vessel

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

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Height 6.6cm

Material(s) calcite

Calcite vase for oinment with still preserved remnants of oil inside. Traces of oil on the outer surface are visible. There is an vertical inscription in incised hieroglyphs: "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)". Outside diameter 4.3 cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

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.

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