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Block inscribed for Amen of Thebes

Aswan granite. Three fragments forming one block; inscription in vertical column, with titles of Amen of Thebes; hieroglyphs are cut very deeply, and have sharp and well preserved edges.


From Bubastis, great temple of Bastet. 1887–88: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1890: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1890)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom,

Object Place for Label


Bubastis, Egypt


Overall: 63.5 x 83.5 cm (25 x 32 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief