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Tablet from a foundation deposit

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Lapis-lazuli; surface smooth, with incised hieroglyphs and cartouche.


From the Palace Fort at 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 (Psamm, 664–610 B.C.

Object Place

Tell Dafana, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits