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Relief fragment with a cobra on the royal head

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
reign of Mentuhotep II, later
Date:
ca. 2020–2000 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II
Medium:
Painted indurated limestone
Dimensions:
H. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1231.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 104
#1120. Relief fragment with a cobra on the royal head
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Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund and.acquired by EEF from the Egyptian government in the division of finds. Donated by the EEF to the Museum in return for its support, 1906.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 158.

Arnold, Dorothea 1995. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 52, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 18, 43, no. 49.

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