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Alabaster tablet

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Alabaster plaque, originally embedded in a large, clay brick. Inscribed with the name "Senwosret" and honorific phrases. From a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 3 x 0.9cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

03.1832

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits