Tomb relief of Mahuwy

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Overall: 32 x 32cm (12 5/8 x 12 5/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



Fragment of limestone sunk relief from a tomb. In the top register are the legs of a man standing before a pile of offerings. In the lower register is the head of an official named Mahuwy, identified by three columns of hieroglyphic text. The style of the relief is characteristic of the finest Memphite work of the time of Amenhotep III, featuring an elongated, almond-shaped eye and carefully rendered wavy wig.


From Saqqara. By 1975, with Jean-Louis Domercq, Galerie du Sycomore, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Galerie du Sycomore December 10, 1975.
(Accession Date: December 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Ashton Sanborn