Alabaster tablet

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I
1971–1926 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos


Overall: 6.2 x 3 x 0.9cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Alabaster plaque, originally embedded in a large, clay brick. Inscribed with the name “Senwosret” and honorific phrases. From a foundation deposit.


From Abydos, temple. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription