Fragment from Hatshepsut's fallen obelisk at Karnak

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Karnak, Thebes, Temple of Amen-Re

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 86 x 122 x 74 cm (33 7/8 x 48 1/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

75.13

Medium or Technique

Granite

On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Figure of Amen-Ra

Provenance

From Thebes, Karnak, temple of Amen, colonnade of Thutmose I, south obelisk of Hatshepsut. 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell.
(Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell