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Cover for toilet vase

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18–20
ca. 1550–1070 B.C. probably
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, cemetery north of Senwosret (758), Pit 808 south upper chamber, MMA excavations, 1908–09
Hippopotamus Ivory
W. 4.5 × H. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 × 1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
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. 244.

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