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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

54.642

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief