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Relief of the Royal Cup-Bearer Tjawy

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Large fragment of a two-sided stele from the tomb of the Royal Cup-bearer Tjawy. On the front are five registers, carved in sunk relief, showing a granary, harvest festivities, and Tjawy feasting with family members. On the back are 15 horizontal rows of hieroglyphic text.


By 1972: with Alexander Sandmeier, Gottingen, Germany; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Sandmeier June 7, 1972. (Accession Date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1353 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 74 x 39 x 15 cm (29 1/8 x 15 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief