Reliefs of Thutmose III

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
1479–1425 B.C.

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition