Relief fragment

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, Seankhkare, Mentuhot
2010–1998 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Temple


Overall: 40.5 x 76.5 x 18.5 cm (15 15/16 x 30 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This block executed in deep sunk relief depicts an image of the mid torso of King Seankhkare followed by a goddess. They are standing before an offering table upon which are loaves and jars. The left and right edges are finished with a beveled edge. 03.1968.1 depicts the king, in front of him is a horizontal row of hieroglyphs consisting of a cartouche that is mostly defaced and the signs “given life.” Below the hieroglyphs is an offering table with 2 jars and 3 conical loaves. This joins .2.


From Abydos, Temple. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie 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.

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription