Head of Viceroy Merymose from his middle sarcophagus

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 41.5 x 43.5 x 22.4 cm (16 5/16 x 17 1/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.286

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Fragment of the face from a sarcophagus lid, carved in black granite with rose colored blotches across forhead. A fragmentary inscription on the preserved proper right shoulder of the piece matches an inscribed lid in the British Museum, part of a sarcophagus set belonging to Merymose, the Viceroy of Kush under Amenhotep III.

Provenance

From Thebes, Qurnet Murai, tomb of Merymose (TT 383). By 1909, with Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, purchased of Mohamed Mohassib by Joseph Lindon Smith with 09.287 for $150.00, acquired by the MFA with funds provided by Mrs. Frank Peabody.
(Accession Date: August 5, 1909)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Frank E. Peabody