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Relief of a king

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This fragment, executed in deep sunk relief, depicts the head and left upper torso of a Ramesside king facing right. He is wearing a broad collar and the blue crown with uraeus. There are traces of color in the crevices.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

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Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x Width x Depth: 63.5 x 40 x 25 cm (25 x 15 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .500 W. .620 H.

Accession Number

87.663

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief