Openwork plaque

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20.5 x 9 x 0.4 cm (8 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.180

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Openwork bronze plaque representing the Nile god Hapy, striding foreward and carrying a tray of offering jars, hung with papyrus and lotus flowers. A cartouche fills the space below the tray, but no name is legible. The knob over the god’s head indicates that the plaque once decorated a wooden box.

Provenance

Probably part of hoard discovered by Daninos Pacha at Mit Rahineh in 1900-1901; 1981: Zurich sale, Galerie Koller in collaboration with Spink and Son, at the Grand Hotel Dolder, The Ernest Brummer Collection: Ancient Art, vol. II, pp. 56-57, no. 125; December 14, 1981, London sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, no. 123, purchased by MFA.
(Accession Date: February 10, 1982)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund