Reliefs of Thutmose III
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
Findspot: Sudan, Kumma, Temple of Amenhotep II (reused in foundation)
height x width (a/b): 88.6 x 112/106.5 cm (34 7/8 x 44 1/8/41, 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
Two fitted sandstone slabs forming a corner (block b includes the corner); sunk relief with blue pigment depicting: (a) Tuthomsis III, facing right, with vulture above, before the ram-headed Khnum who holds a was-scepter; (b) a similar scene, reversed; both blocks also carry vertical columns of hieroglyphic text which include names, titles, and epithets of King Thutmose III.
Kumma, temple of Amenhotep II (reused in foundation). 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition ); 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition