Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Writing board stela of Mentuhotep

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Date:
ca. 2030–1652 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 519, MMA excavations, 1918–19
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.); W. 30 cm (11 13/16 in.); Th. 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.3.316
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in tombs at Deir el Bahri, 1922–23. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

Related Objects

Stela of Aafenmut

Date: ca. 924–889 B.C. Medium: Wood, paint Accession: 28.3.35 On view in:Gallery 126

Writing board stela of Nebseni

Date: ca. 2030–1981 B.C. Medium: Wood, paint Accession: 26.3.237 On view in:Gallery 109

Writing board

Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Medium: Wood, gesso, paint Accession: 28.9.4 On view in:Gallery 109

Stela of the Gatekeeper Maati

Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 14.2.7 On view in:Gallery 104

Votive stela of Userhat

Date: ca. 1353–1323 B.C. Medium: Limestone, paint Accession: 05.4.2 On view in:Gallery 121