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Relief of a king

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This fragment of a limestone relief preserves part of an unfinished head of a king in sunk relief. The king faces right and wears the blue (khepresh) crown. His features ar characteristic of dynasty 19. A peculiar feature of this relief is the addition of incised indications of beard stubble.


Probably from Thebes (and excavated by Mr. Theodore M. Davis); 1949: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Daniel W. Jones whose father worked with Davis at Thebes.* (Accession date: Aug-25-1949) *Four objects, 49.1071-1074, purchased as a group for $25.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

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


Thebes, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 13.5 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm (5 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief