Foundation deposit plaque with cartouche of Psusennes I

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of
1045–997 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tanis, foundation deposit of the Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 1.8 x 13 cm (2 11/16 x 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.1069

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Light blue glazed tile with inscription and cartouche; reads: “good god, lord of the two lands ‘aa Kheper re, setep en Amen’ “. Prenomen of Psusennes I.
On back written in ink is the Italian translation of front: “Dio beneficio sianore dei due paesi, Ra-aa-kheper-sotep-en-amen XXI dinastin. san.”

Provenance

Vassali collection; by 1959: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1959: given to MFA by Mr. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer