Relief of the Royal Cup-Bearer Tjawy
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
Height x width x depth: 74 x 39 x 15 cm (29 1/8 x 15 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egypt: Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 109)
Large fragment of a two-sided stele from the tomb of the Royal Cup-bearer Tjawy. On the front are five registers, carved in sunk relief, showing a granary, harvest festivities, and Tjawy feasting with family members. On the back are 15 horizontal rows of hieroglyphic text.
By 1972: with Alexander Sandmeier, Gottingen, Germany; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Sandmeier June 7, 1972.
(Accession Date: June 7, 1972)
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund