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Canopic chest

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12
reign of Senwosret I
ca. 1961–1917 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Grand Mastaba du Nord, Burial chamber, MMA excavations, 1908–09
Granite or granodiorite
h. 42.4 cm (16 11/16 in); weight 294.8 kg (650 lbs)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 110
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 319, 329, 322, fig. 208.

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