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Canopic jar of Perneb

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5
Reign:
reign of Isesi–Unis
Date:
ca. 2381–2323 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Tomb of Perneb, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.); diam: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1914
Accession Number:
14.7.19a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 100
From Saqqara, purchased from the Egyptian government, 1914.

Lythgoe, Albert M. and Caroline Ransom 1916. The Tomb of Perneb. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 22.

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, 52, note 4; 108, note 2.

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. 118, fig. 71.

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