Doorjamb of the Mayor of Memphis Menkheper
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1391–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb TT 27, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- h. 196.2 cm (77 1/4 in); w. 38 cm (14 15/16 in); th. 19 cm (7 1/2 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
This is the left doorjamb from a Theban tomb inscribed with an offering prayer to Re-Harakhty-Atum on behalf of an official, whose name has been erased. A finely executed representation of Menkheper, the mayor of Memphis under Amenhotpe III, appears below. Found reused in the Dynasty 26 tomb of Sheshonq; the right jamb is now in Cairo.