Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ointment jar in the shape of a baboon

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13–17
Date:
ca. 1800–1550 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Girga (Thinis)
Medium:
Anhydrite
Dimensions:
H. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); W. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.); D. 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.176.54a, b
Not on view
10.176.46-.54 and 11.150.29 said to be from Girga

Scott, Nora E. 1944. Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A Picture Book. New York: Plantin Press, fig. 28.

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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 244, 245, fig. 157.

Glubok, Shirley 1962. The Art of Ancient Egypt. New York: Atheneum, p. 42.

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