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Panel from arm of a throne

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Wooden panel from the side of a chair; decoration carved in raised relief depicting on one side King Thutmose IV as a sphinx trampling foreign enemies; on the opposite side the king is shown seated, flanked by the deities Weret-hekau and Thoth.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt


Height x width: 22.5 x 29 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World