Relief with offering bearers from the tomb of Ankhu

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, reign of Amenemhat III
1818–1772 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Probably from Hawara

Dimensions

Height x width: 66.5 x 66 cm (26 3/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

1971.403

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Fragment of a relief from the wall of a tomb chapel, showing four offering bearers moving toward a now-missing figure of the deceased official Ankhu. The inscription, in nine columns above the figures, describes events in Ankhu’s career under Senwosret III and Amenemhat III.

Provenance

By 1971: with P.G. Sier, Hilversheim, Holland; purchased from P.G. Sier November 10, 1971 (said to be from the Fayum).

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund