Relief of the Royal Cup-Bearer Tjawy

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 74 x 39 x 15 cm (29 1/8 x 15 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.651

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Large fragment of a two-sided stele from the tomb of the Royal Cup-bearer Tjawy. On the front are five registers, carved in sunk relief, showing a granary, harvest festivities, and Tjawy feasting with family members. On the back are 15 horizontal rows of hieroglyphic text.

Provenance

By 1972: with Alexander Sandmeier, Gottingen, Germany; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Sandmeier June 7, 1972.
(Accession Date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund