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Door Jamb of Rau

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga, Tomb of Rau (TT 72)
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 146.5 cm (57 11/16 in); w 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.2.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
These door jambs (26.3.54, .55) are from the tomb of Rau who was Steward of the God's Wife Ahmose-Nefertari, mother of Amenhotep I. Rau was also Chief Steward of Amun. Rau is depicted seated before an offering table at the bottom of each jamb.
Purchased in Luxor, 1926.

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