Ointment container

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, early
ca. 1950–1900 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, tomb west of the tomb of Senwosretankh, Pit 3, Burial of Hepy, in front of blocking wall, MMA excavations, 1933–34
Faience, Blue-green glaze
h. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in); diam. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.1.128a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
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: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 244.