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Carpenter's chest of Ankhef

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis), Tomb of Ankhef (Tomb 9), Khashaba excavations
Medium:
Wood, paint, stucco
Dimensions:
l. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in); w. 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in); th. 11 cm (4 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917
Accession Number:
17.9.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112
Excavated by Sayyid Pasha Khashaba and received in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum, 1917.

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. 288, fig. 189.

Posener, Georges 1959. Dictionnaire de la civilisation égyptienne. Paris: F. Hazan, p. 37.

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