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Foundation deposit plaque with cartouche of Psusennes I

Light blue glazed tile with inscription and cartouche; reads: "good god, lord of the two lands 'aa Kheper re, setep en Amen' ". Prenomen of Psusennes I. On back written in ink is the Italian translation of front: "Dio beneficio sianore dei doce paesi, Ra-aa-kheper-sotep-en-amen XXI dinastin....

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By 1959: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1959: given to MFA by Mr. Mayer.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of, 1045–997 B.C.


Tanis, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits