Lintel fragment of Khaemwas

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20
1186–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

12.1004

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt