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Inscribed relief fragment from the shrine of a royal woman within the temple of Mentuhotep II

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
early reign of Mentuhotep II
Date:
ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1904–06
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
h. 9 x w. 8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1906, 1907
Accession Number:
06.1231.80b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
This piece features part of an inscription in sunk relief. On the underside is part of a cavetto (a finishing element at the upper edge of a wall or door), indicating that this inscription originally sat at the very top of the chapel it derives from.
Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund and.acquired by EEF from the Egyptian government in the division of finds. Donated by the EEF to the Museum in return for its support, 1906.

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