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Tablet from a foundation deposit

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Soft white clay with traces of bright green; two cartouches of Psamtik (Psammeticus) I on front.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae), palace fort, foundation deposit. 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.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 3.4cm (2 13/16 x 1 5/16in.)

Accession Number

87.653

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits