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Loincloth of Maiherpra

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Although primarily reserved for kings, the royal valley also sheltered the tombs of especially favored commoners. One of these tombs belonged to the "fanbearer on the king's right" and "child of the inner palace," Maiherpra. These titles indicate that he grew up in the palace and was a personal...

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Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings. 1902: Theodore M. Davis excavations in the Valley of the Kings, found with a second loincloth in a small wooden box (MFA 03.1036a-b) in the hollow of a rock over tomb KV 36 (Maiherpra) by Howard Carter; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 6, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 85 x 89 cm (33 7/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1035

Medium or Technique

Gazelle-skin

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes