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Ointment vessel in the shape of two baboons holding a jar

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. 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.77a–d
Not on view
Purchased in Cairo from Nicolas Tano, 1912.

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. 244.

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