Excavated by John Garstang at Naqada on behalf of Oxford University, 1904. Acquired by the University in the division of finds. Purchased from the Oxford University Expedition to Nubia by the Museum, 1920.
Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 39.