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Relief from tomb of Djehutyhotep II

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Wall fragment from the east wall of the main chamber. It is carved in low relief and then painted. The scene shows two male attendants of the deceased bringing up the rear of a procession of dignitaries. The officials, wearing shoulder-length wigs and short kilts, clasp their left hands to...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 2 (Djehutyhotep II), south wall, bottom register, west end. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1947: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947. Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. 1915. (Accession Date: January 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reigns of Senwosret II and III, 1844–1818 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 28 x 32 x 14 cm (11 x 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

47.1659

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief