Relief of a boating scene in the marshes

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I
1991–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, el-Lisht

Dimensions

Overall: 80 x 98 x 13.8cm (31 1/2 x 38 9/16 x 5 7/16in.) Weight: 203.21 kg (448 lb.)

Accession Number

54.643

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone block from a mastaba near the king’s pyramid, carved in low raised relief showing part of a boating scene in the swamps. On the right, boat with the foot of the owner and lower portion of the figure of his son Nefery. Bedded in, and backed with, plaster.

Provenance

From el-Lisht; 1920-1922: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; assigned to the MMA in the division of finds with the government of Egypt; 1952: lent to the MFA by the MMA; 1954: received by the MFA by exchange with the MMA, May 13, 1954.
(Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange