Relief fragment

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

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Temple


Overall: 42.5 x 44 x 21.5 cm (16 3/4 x 17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This block executed in deep sunk relief depicts an image of the mid torso of King Saankhkare Mentuhotep 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. This half of the scene depicts a standing goddess facing left, with a tall scepter in her right hand and an ankh in her left. It joins .1.


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