Foundation deposit, stone vessel

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 25.3.48a



Dimensions Height 14.3cm

Material(s) travertine

Travertine vase. Traces of ointment are visible inside. Flat base, ledged rim and cylindrical body. On the body there is a hieroglyphic inscription, originally filled with blue paint (2 columns, topped with pt-sign):

Good Goddess, Lady of the Two Lands, Maat-ka-Ra, may she live, beloved of Amun of Djeser-djeseru (1.nṯr.t nfr(.t) nb.t tȝ.wj Mȝʿt-kʿ-Rʿ ʿnḫ.tj 2. mrjj.t Jmn m Ḏ​sr-ḏsrw).


Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1923-1924. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1925 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund).