Relief of Thutmose II

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose II
1492–1479 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna (West), house walls south of Room A of Taharqa Temple


Height: 105.5 cm (41 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Two sandstone slabs, a relief of Thutmose II. They fit together diagonally. They are decorated with two symmetrical representations in sunk relief showing King Tuthmosis II offering to the seated god Dedwen. The edges of the relief have flaked off.


From Semna (West), house walls south of Room A of Taharqa Temple. (Found on February 5, 1924; see Diary). Exp. Ph. A 3301. [Excav. date] April, 1924. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition