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Magic rod fragment

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12–13
ca. 1981–1640 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1920–22
Steatite, green glazed
L. 2.6 cm (1 in.); W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); H. 1 cm (3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
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, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 228.

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