Cylinder seal

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 6 or later
Date:
ca. 2345–2181 B.C. or later
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
L. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); Diam. 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1622
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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. 38.