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Lintel fragment from tomb of Sihathor/Nehy

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Limestone relief of the Middle Kingdom. It belongs to a set of which 3 other blocks are in the Cairo Museum. The provenience may be Kom el Hisn in the Delta, as suggested by the text, or Farag in Middle Egypt, as suggested by the Cairo register. The relief is the left side of the lintel of which...

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Provenance

By 1972, with Jean-Louis Domercq, Paris (three blocks from the same tomb were acquired by the Cairo Museum in 1924); purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq January 12, 1972.

Credit Line

Robert Jordan Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 50 x 53 cm (19 11/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.17

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture