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Foundation deposit tablet

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This faience foundation deposit tablet was glazed light blue, quite a lot of this has worn down to the underlying beige paste. It is decorated with two cartouches topped by atef-crowns, containing the names of King Seti II of Egypt's Dynasty 19. It is broken into three fragments and mended. The...

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Provenance

Said to be from Medinet Habu, Palace of Ramesses III. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (including 03.1566-03.1577; 03.1578a-i) for £300. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti II, 1200–1194 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.3 x 7.0 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1566

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits