Stele honoring Amenhotep I

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
1070–712 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 40.9 x 32.1 x 5.6 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.16

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

The lunette of this round-topped stele is filled by a winged disk. Below it are two registers depicting 11deities, along with the deified King Amenhotep I and Queen Ahmes Nefertari. One of the inscriptions reads, “In name of the W’ab-priest Patjawemdyamun.” The stela may have been carved during dynasty 18, with additions added in the Third Intermediate Period.

Provenance

Probably from Thebes. 1940: given to the MFA by Mrs. John C. Phillips.
(Accession Date: January 11, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John C. Phillips