Tablet from a foundation deposit

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


Object Place: Egypt, Tell Dafana, Palace Fort

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

87.720

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

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

Provenance

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