Lintel fragment of Khaemwas
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20
Overall: 47 x 71.1 x 20 cm, 94.8 kg (18 1/2 x 28 x 7 7/8 in., 209 lb.) Framed (aluminum frame with wall cleat): 48.3 x 71.1 x 21.6 cm (19 x 28 x 8 1/2 in.)
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Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018
In the scene on this door lintel, Khaemwas, Chief Steward and Overseer of the Granaries, sits while a priest presents him with a tray of offerings. The priest is followed by a woman holding a bouquet of lotus flowers. The men wear curve-toed sandals, typical of Ramesside dress. A vertical band of hieroglyphs, to the right of the woman, likely belongs with another, now destroyed, scene.
1912: excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt; assigned to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.
(Accession date October 3, 1912)
Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt