Exhibitions/ Art Object

Relief of Haremhab

New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty 18
reign of Haremhab
ca. 1323–1295 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Bruyère excavations 1935-1940
H. 25.5 × W. 26.6 × Th. 2 cm (10 1/16 in. × 10 1/2 in. × 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Originally dedicated by a private individual as a votive offering, this stela probably depicted Haremhab presenting papyrus umbels to one or more deities. The accompanying inscription reads "May the protection of [all] life [be behind him forever]."
Formerly Albert Gallatin Collection (purchased at Spinks, London, 1952). Previously with Tano, Cairo, and with Koutoulakis and Segradakis. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Metropolitan Museum from Mr. Gallatin's estate, 1966.

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