Fragment of a torus molding from the shrine of a royal woman within the temple of Mentuhotep II
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- early reign of Mentuhotep II
- ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Shrines of the royal women, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1904–06
- Limestone, paint
- H. 12 × W. 20 cm (4 3/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1906, 1907
- Accession Number:
A torus is a half-round or three-quarter round, tube-shaped molding that appears along the outer edges of a building, either horizontally or vertically. The torus may be a depiction of the wood framework of simple houses with the bindings for the attachment of reed mats.
This torus originally sat horizontally, as indicated by small parts of the cavetto above it (a cavetto is a finishing element at the upper edge of a wall or door).