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Bead with the Name of King Iaib Wahibre

Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 13
reign of Iaib
ca. 1711–1700 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1908–09
Glazed steatite
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
Not on view
On this bead the king Iaib Wahibre is called "beloved of Sobek, lord of Sumenu." Sumenu was a major sanctuary of the crocodile god Sobek in the Theban area.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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, 342-343, fig. 226.

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