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Relief fragment from the mortuary complex of Senwosret I

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Senwosret I
Date:
ca. 1961–1917 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Pyramid Temple of Senwosret I, MMA excavations, 1908–09
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 37 x W. 23 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.180.2570
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
The reliefs from the sanctuary of the funerary temple of Senwosret I are remarkable for their very high relief and abundant painted detail. This fragment is part of the representations of food and floral offerings that occupied the upper registers of the walls.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds. Deaccessioned Feb. 14, 1957 and reaccessioned June 9, 1980.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 187.

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