Relief of a king
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes
Height x width x depth: 13.5 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm (5 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment of a limestone relief preserves part of an unfinished head of a king in sunk relief. The king faces right and wears the blue (khepresh) crown. His features ar characteristic of dynasty 19. A peculiar feature of this relief is the addition of incised indications of beard stubble.
Probably from Thebes (and excavated by Mr. Theodore M. Davis); 1949: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Daniel W. Jones whose father worked with Davis at Thebes.*
(Accession date: Aug-25-1949)
*Four objects, 49.1071-1074, purchased as a group for $25.
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund