Beaker from a foundation deposit

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt, Abydos


Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Heavy, alabaster cylindrical model vessel, slightly hollowed inside. Inscription in blue: “The good god Menkheperra, given life, beloved of Osiris, lord of Abydos.” Opposite side side broken away.


From Abydos, temple M 90. 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