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Relief of King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II

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Only one major building has survived from the reign of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II, the king who reunified Egypt at the end of the First Intermediate Period to found the Middle Kingdom. The spectacularly innovative funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri in western Thebes was begun soon after Mentuhotep...

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From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Mortuary Temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II. 1904: excavated by 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; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 11, 1906)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bahri, Egypt


Length x width x depth: 35 x 25.5 x 12 cm (13 3/4 x 10 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief