Fragment from a battle scene depicting a foreigner throwing a spear and holding a distinctive shield
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Senwosret I
- ca. 1961–1917 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Pyramid Temple of Senwosret I, Causeway (by comparison only), MMA excavations
- Limestone, paint
- h. 22 cm (8 11/16 in); w. 22 cm (8 11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1913
- Accession Number:
This fragment is a rare example of a Middle Kingdom battle scene and shows a Semitic man with curly hair and a pointed beard hurling a spear. The figure probably stood on top of the fortifications of a walled town that was under siege by the Egyptian army.