Relief fragment from the tomb of Ptahmose

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20.3 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm (8 x 6 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

34.50

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This relief fragment shows the tree-goddess emerging from a sycamore tree and offering water to Ptahmose and his wife, who kneel at the base of the tree. Behind the wife stand two men with their arms raised in adoration, followed by two children with offerings. Most of the figure of Ptahmose, to the right of the tree, is now missing.

Provenance

Provenance not known. 1934: found in Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition store-rooms at Giza.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition