Relief from the mortuary temple of Senwosret I

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

Findspot: Egypt, el-Lisht


Height x width x thickness: 52 x 58.3 x 13 cm (20 1/2 x 22 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)


The Ancient World



Painted limestone fragments of relief from the king’s pyramid temple; showing the hawk of Behdet hovering over the Horus name and nomen of the king. Embedded and partly restored in plaster.


From el-Lisht; court of the pyramid temple of Senwosret I; 1908-1909:
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