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Relief of a procession of warriors

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This fragment soft, reddish limestone must derive from the tomb of an important military official, possibly Khaemhat. It depicts a procession of warriors bearing shields and bowing in honor of the tomb owner.


By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign on Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Thebes, Egypt


Height x width: 9 x 18.7 cm (3 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief