Relief of King Nebhepetra-Mentuhotep II

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Luxor), Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II


Height x width x thickness: 36 x 20 x 10 cm (14 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This relief fragment portrays the founder of the Middle Kingdom, king Nebhetepra Mentuhetep. He is shown in profile and faces the right. It is finished in red, black and white. The high raised relief is typical of the earlier part of his reign.


From Deir el-Bahri, temple of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II. 1906: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.

(Accession date October 11, 1906)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription