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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Findspot

Tanis, Egypt

Accession Number

59.1069

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits