Fragment of a torus molding from the shrine of a royal woman within the temple of Mentuhotep II
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- early reign of Mentuhotep II
- ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Shrines of the royal women, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1904–06
- Limestone, paint
- h. 27 x w. 33 cm (10 5/8 x 13 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1906, 1907
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A torus is a half-round or three-quarter round, tube-shaped molding that appears along the outer edges of a building, either horizontally or vertically. The torus may be a depiction of the wood framework of simple houses with the bindings for the attachment of reed mats.