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Jar from a foundation deposit

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Vessel of yellow-brown clay; with flaring rim and round bottom, upper part mended.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, temple of Wadjet; 1887. Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Object Place

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 8 cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.542

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits