Exhibitions/ Art Object

Mesu Smelling a Lotus

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep I
Date:
ca. 1525–1504 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Dra Abu el-Naga, Tomb of Heri (TT 12)
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); w. 18 cm (7 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morton C. Nichols, 1950
Accession Number:
50.19.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
This fragment depicts a woman named Mesu. She was probably a sister of Hery, the owner of tomb TT 12 at Thebes.
From the tomb of Hery at Thebes (TT 12). Removed sometime before 1911. Donated to the Museum by Mrs. Morton C. Nichols, 1950.

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