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Motto Clasp of Sithathoryunet

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
Date:
ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 4, BSAE excavations 1914
Medium:
Gold, carnelian, paste
Dimensions:
H. 2.3 × W. 1.9 cm (7/8 × 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number:
16.1.18
Not on view
Excavated by Petrie at Lahun under the sponsorship of the British School of Archeology in Egypt, 1914. Received by Petrie in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum from Petrie, 1916.

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. 235, fig. 152.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), p. 230, fig. 17; p. 231.

Dorman, Peter F., Prudence Harper, and Holly Pittman 1987. Egypt and the Ancient Near East in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 38, 40-41.

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