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Relief of Thutmose II

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These two sandstone slabs, decorated with a relief of Thutmose II, fit together diagonally. They are decorated with two symmetrical representations in sunk relief showing the king offering to the seated god Dedwen. The edges of the relief have flaked off and no color has survived.

Provenance

From Semna (West), house walls south of Room A of Taharqa Temple. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose II, 1492–1479 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 105.5 cm (41 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1511a

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief