Relief of an attendant raising a necklace in front of a pole-like image
- 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. 11.2 x W. 22 cm (4 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
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.