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Relief fragment with palace facade decoration

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This fragment comes from the a section of wall in the royal mortuary temple of Senwosret I that included the king's five-part official titualry. Part of the panel below the Horus name of the king, it is a conventionalized representation of the facade of the royal palace. It is painted, and much...

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From el-Lisht, pyramid temple of Senwosret I. 1908-1909: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition; assigned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1909-1952: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; 1952: lent to the MFA by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1954: given to the MFA by the MMA by exchange. (Accession date: May 13, 1954)

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.




Height x width x depth: 19.8 x 33.7 x 7 cm (7 13/16 x 13 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief