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Neolithic Period, Buto–Merimda–Maadi
ca. 4500–4000 B.C.
From Egypt, Western Delta, Merimda Beni Salama, Vienna Academy of Science excavations 1929–30
H: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); diam: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Rothbart, 1933
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated by Hermann Junker for the Vienna Academy of Sciences, 1929-1930. Received by the excavators in the division of finds and distributed to donors, including Albert Rothbart, 1932-33. Donated to the Museum by Rothbart, 1933.

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: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 11, fig. 3.

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