Vase and lid

Foundation deposit, stone vessel

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 25.3.46a,b

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Height 14.3cm

Material(s) calcite

Calcite vase with lid.  Vase has flat base, ledged rim, cylindrical body and convave neck. Traces of oitment are visible inside. On the lid  and on the vase there are inscriptions in incised hieroglyphs, originally filled with blue paint. On the lid there are 3 horizontal lines of texts:
"Living Good Goddess Maat-ka-Ra, she made her building as her father's, Amun, during stretching the cord in Amun Djeser-djeseru, what she does being endowed with life like Ra for eternity (1.ʿnḫ nṯr.t nfr(.t) Mȝʿt-kȝ-Rʿ jr.n.s m mnw. 2. s n (j)t.s Jmn ḫt.f pḏ-šs ḥr Jmn 3. Ḏsr-ḏsrw jr.s ʿnḫ.tj mj Rʿ ḏ.t)".

On the vase body text is arranged in two columns topped with pt-sign:

"Daughter of Ra, Hatshepsut, she made her building as her father's, Amun, during stretching the cord in Amun Djeser-djeseru, what she does being endowed with life (1. sȝ.t Rʿ Jmn-ẖnm.t-ḥȝt-šps.wt jr.n.s m mnw.s (j)t.s 2. Jmn ḫt.f pḏ sš ḥr Jmn Ḏsr-ḏsrw jr.s ʿnḫ.tj)".

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

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).

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