Vase and lid

Foundation deposit, stone vessel

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 95.1419a-b

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Height 11.0cm

Material(s) calcite

Calcite vase and lid, with signs of the ointment on the surface. Flat base, ledged rim, cylindrical body and concave neck. Inscribed with vertically incised hieroglyphs painted blue: "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)".

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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

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