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Painted Limestone Relief


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Title/s

Painted Limestone Relief

Category

architectural element

Name

wall block

Description

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

Dimensions

height 35 cm
width 55 cm

Period

Eleventh Dynasty
Middle Kingdom

Date

2125 B.C. — 2055 B.C.

Provenance

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

Documentation

  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]

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

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

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