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Model Dagger and Sheath

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–13
Date:
ca. 1850–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, tomb of Imhotep, Tomb 5107, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
Dagger (a): L 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.); Sheath (b): L. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1914
Accession Number:
14.3.58a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
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. 283, 284, fig. 186.

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