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Relief from a throne base

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One of the classic symbolic motifs from ancient Egypt is the "unification of the two lands," in which the gods of the two halves of the country tie the heraldic plants of Upper and Lower Egypt - the sedge of the south and the papyrus of the north - around the hieroglyph for "unite," a tall...

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Probably from Medinet Habu. By 1914: Edward W. Forbes collection; 1914: lent to the MFA by Edward W. Forbes, August 10, 1914; 1950: given to the MFA by Edward W. Forbes. (Accession Date: January 1, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Forbes

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Ay, 1327–1323 B.C.

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Object Place

probably from Medinet Habu, Egypt


Height x width: 45.5 x 36.5 cm (17 15/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief