User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Lintel fragment of Khaemwas

Start collecting

In the scene on this door lintel, Khaemwas, Chief Steward and Overseer of the Granaries, sits while a priest presents him with a tray of offerings. The priest is followed by a woman holding a bouquet of lotus flowers. The men wear curve-toed sandals, typical of Ramesside dress. A vertical...

Show Full Description

Provenance

1912: excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt; assigned to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. (Accession date October 3, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, 1186–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 71.1 x 20 cm, 94.8 kg (18 1/2 x 28 x 7 7/8 in., 209 lb.) Framed (aluminum frame with wall cleat): 48.3 x 71.1 x 21.6 cm (19 x 28 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1004

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief