Fragment of door jamb with names and titles of Senwosret I

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I
1971–1926 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, el-Lisht


Height x width x depth: 86 x 59.7 x 13.3 cm (33 7/8 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)


The Ancient World



Limestone fragments of a doorjamb with part of the names and titles of the king. Embedded and partly restored in plaster. A few traces of blue paint preserved in the sunk hieroglyphs.


From el-Lisht, pyramid temple of Senwosret I; 1913-1914: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; assigned to the MMA in the division of finds with the government of Egypt; 1952: lent to the MFA by the MMA; 1954: received by the MFA by exchange with the MMA, May 13, 1954.
(Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange