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Canopic chest of Ukhhotep

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Khashaba excavations, 1910-11; Probably from Meir, Tomb of Ukhhotep
Medium:
Wood, paint, copper hook
Dimensions:
Box: h. 56 x l. 57.5 x w. 56.8 cm (22 1/16 x 22 5/8 x 22 3/8 in.); Lid: h. 5.4 x l. 57.5 x w. 56.8 cm (2 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 22 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.133a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112
Excavated at Meir by Sayyid Pasha Khashaba. Acquired by Khashaba in the division of finds. Purchased from Khashaba by the Museum, 1912.

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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 52, n. 5.

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, p. 321, 324.

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