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Heavy, alabaster cylindrical model vessel, slightly hollowed inside. Inscription with the names of the king, colored blue. One side broken away.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple M 90. 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1822

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits