Openwork plaque

Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


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

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On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)


The Ancient World



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.


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