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Relief from the funerary temple of Mentuhotep II

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Only the feet and legs remain of the human figures in the upper register of this fragment survive. Below, the heiroglyphic symbol for the sky, decorated with stars, and a winged sun disc for the upper part of the next register. Red, green, blue and black paint remain.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Mentuhotep II. 1907: excavated by by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: Occtober 10, 1907)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, reign of Mentuhotep II, 2061–2010 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt


Overall: 42 x 48 x 14.6 cm (16 9/16 x 18 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.) Weight: 44.91 kg (99 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief