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Relief with offering bearers from the tomb of Ankhu

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Fragment of a relief from the wall of a tomb chapel, showing four offering bearers moving toward a now-missing figure of the deceased official Ankhu. The inscription, in nine columns above the figures, describes events in Ankhu's career under Senwosret III and Amenemhat III.


By 1971: with P.G. Sier, Hilversheim, Holland; purchased from P.G. Sier November 10, 1971 (said to be from the Fayum).

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat III, 1818–1772 B.C.

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Height x width: 66.5 x 66 cm (26 3/16 x 26 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief