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Two Tablets Bearing a Cartouche Probably from a Foundation Deposit

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 37.465Ea: 1 15/16 x 1 x 3/8 in. (4.9 x 2.5 x 1 cm) 37.465Eb: 1 15/16 x 1 x 7/16 in. (4.9 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two rectangular model bricks of alabaster. Each is inscribed with a cartouche framing the name Wahibre (Psamtik I or Apries). The name is written [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription], not the usual. The workmanship is rather crude. Condition: Good.
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