Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Old Kingdom
Dynasty 6
ca. 2649–2100 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
Purchased in Egypt and donated to the Museum, 1931

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. 119.

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