Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923) in Cairo. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.
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. 213.