Relief fragments of two sacred emblems
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- reign of Mentuhotep II, early
- ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Neferu (TT 319, MMA 31), MMA excavations, 1923–25
- Limestone, paint
- H. 49.5 x W. 67.5 cm (19 1/2 x 26 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
Old Kingdom temple inventories describe sacred pillars of gold that played a role in the festivals honoring various deities. The two pillars seen here resemble most closely the so-called Abydos fetish, an emblem of the place sacred to the great god Osiris.
For other reliefs of Neferu, see 26.3.353* and 31.3.1.