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Relief of Amenhotep III and Sekhmet

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Quartzite block with sunk relief showing Amenhotep III before the lion-headed Sakhmet; inscription above. In 2010, Tine Bagh, the Calsberg Scholar at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, noticed that this block joins Ny carlsberg AEIN 1152.


From Memphis, temple of Ptah, sanctuary of Amenhotep III (Petrie, Meydum and Memphis III, pl. XXIX, 2). 1910: excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt; assigned to the British School of Archaeology by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by Dr. Winslow.

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Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.


Memphis, Egypt


Height x width: 41 x 65 cm (16 1/8 x 25 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief