Food Case Probably Containing a Preserved Pigeon, Wood, plaster, animal remains, bitumen, linen

Food Case Probably Containing a Preserved Pigeon

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Early Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1479 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Meketre Valley, Burial of Prince Amenemhat (MMA 1021), inside or near entrance, MMA excavations, 1918–19
Medium:
Wood, plaster, animal remains, bitumen, linen
Dimensions:
L. 15.5k (6 1/8 in.); W. 8 (3 1/8 in.); H. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.3.276
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Museum excavations 1918-1919. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 52.