Block inscribed for Amen of Thebes

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Bubastis, Great temple of Bastet

Dimensions

Overall: 35 x 49 x 33 cm (13 3/4 x 19 5/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

90.236a

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Aswan granite. Three fragments forming one block; inscription in vertical column, with titles of Amen of Thebes; hieroglyphs are cut very deeply, and have sharp and well preserved edges.

Provenance

From Bubastis, great temple of Bastet. 1887–88: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1890: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1890)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription