Tomb relief of Ptahmose

New Kingdom, early Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara, Teti Pyramid Cemetery


Height x width x thickness: 23 x 67 x 3 cm (9 1/16 x 26 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragment of limestone relief block showing the heads of officiants at the opening of the mouth ceremony for Ptahmose. The first man holds the foreleg of an ox and the second holds the ceremonial adze. To the left are figures in Syrian attire. In the register above, the legs of a bovid are visible. Traces of red-brown paint are visible on the figures.


1972: exported from Egypt through the Egyptian Museum (information in Registrar's records); by 1973 , with Jean Loup Despras, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean Loup Despras, September 12, 1973.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund