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Painted Limestone Relief

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Painted Limestone Relief


architectural element


wall block


fragment, with dog-like animal (possibly a fox) attacking a bird's nest. This motif is better known from Old Kingdom tombs. This relief comes to the museum with others from the funerary temple of King Montuhotep II.

Field Collection

Deir el Bahri Egypt


height 35 cm
width 55 cm


Eleventh Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


2125 B.C. — 2055 B.C.


given: The Eygpt Exploration Fund 1904 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: ]
    [comments: No.7]
  2. Porter, Bertha
    Moss, Rosalind
    Burney, Ethel W.
    Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.2, Theban temples [page: 397]
    [comments: 2nd edition]



Accession Number

E.5.1906 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50933; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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