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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
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.

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