Relief of King Nebhepetra-Mentuhotep II
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Luxor), Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II
Height x width x thickness: 36 x 20 x 10 cm (14 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This relief fragment portrays the founder of the Middle Kingdom, king Nebhetepra Mentuhetep. He is shown in profile and faces the right. It is finished in red, black and white. The high raised relief is typical of the earlier part of his reign.
From Deir el-Bahri, temple of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II. 1906: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession date October 11, 1906)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription