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Canopic jar of Kay

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Kay, Khashaba excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
Linen covered with stucco
Dimensions:
11 7/16 in. (29 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.150.18b.1–.2
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 from Nicolas Tano, 1911.

Mace, Arthur C. and Herbert E. Winlock 1916. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht, Publications of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition, 1. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 109, n. 2.

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. 322, fig. 210.

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