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Relief preserving part of a scene with King Mentuhotep and Queen Neferu

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. 102 x W. 56 cm (40 3/16 x 22 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.3.353-4-related
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 104
These fragments from Queen Neferu’s tomb come from a scene showing Mentuhotep II and his sister-wife standing together and holding hands under a large, winged sun disk.

For other reliefs from the tomb of Neferu, see 31.3.1 and 26.3.353*.
Museum excavations, 1923-25. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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