Oblong Plaque Depicting Thutmose III Hunting Lions and Subduing an Enemy
reign of Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
L. 1.5 cm (9/16 in); w. 1 cm (3/8 in)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This oblong plaque is decorated on one side with the image of Thutmose III in a chariot, hunting lions with a bow and arrow. On the other side the king is shown as a striding sphinx subduing a bearded Asian enemy.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased in Cairo from Panayotis Kitycas before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.