Lintel fragment from tomb of Sihathor/Nehy

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Kom el Hisn or Farag

Dimensions

Height x width: 50 x 53 cm (19 11/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.17

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone relief of the Middle Kingdom. It belongs to a set of which 3 other blocks are in the Cairo Museum. The provenience may be Kom el Hisn in the Delta, as suggested by the text, or Farag in Middle Egypt, as suggested by the Cairo register. The relief is the left side of the lintel of which the right side is Cairo. Temp. Reg. 1.6.24.11.

Sihathor is shown seated on the left of the block, facing right and holding a staff and folded hankerchief. Three long and three short columns of hieroglyphic text give his name and titles.

Provenance

By 1972, with Jean-Louis Domercq, Paris (three blocks from the same tomb were acquired by the Cairo Museum in 1924); purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq January 12, 1972.

Credit Line

Robert Jordan Fund