Naos of Menmaatre-em-heb

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, cemetery G; Object Place: Notes: Egypt (Abydos, cemetery G)

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 55 x 26.5 x 21 cm (21 5/8 x 10 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.690a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Shrine of Maat-men-ra-em-heb and his wife Urt-nefert. The couple stand side-by-side on a platform within a slightly arched niche. The sides and back of the shrine’s exterior are carved in sunk relief with representations of other family members. This shrine was originally placed in front of the large granite stele of Neferhotep at Abydos.

Provenance

From Abydos, cemetery G. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription