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Relief of an attendant raising a necklace in front of a pole-like image

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
reign of Mentuhotep II, early
Date:
ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Neferu (TT 319, MMA 31), MMA excavations, 1923–25
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 11.2 x W. 22 cm (4 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.3.353pp
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 104
This fragment shows that rows of attendants (see 26.3.353-1 and 26.3.353-3) were not the only theme depicted in raised relief on the right hand wall of the passage into Neferu's tomb. In front of the remains of a woman holding a necklace, we see a polelike entity that seems to be topped by a wig, perhaps an abstracted, sacred image.

See also 26.3.353* and 31.3.1.
Museum excavations, 1923-25. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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