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The face of this rectangular jasper plaque with a smooth surface is incised with the throne name of Psamtik I, written in roughly executed hieroglyphs.

Provenance

From the Palace Fort at Tell Defana (Daphnae). Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: 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 1, 1887. (Accession date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Psamtik I, 664–610 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.719

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits