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Reliefs from burial chamber of Sobekmose

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To realize his ambitious plans, Amenhotep III could count on a group of able officials. One of these was the treasurer Sobekmose, whose tomb was discovered in 1908 at el-Rizeiqat, south of Luxor. As was the case with most tombs, there was a chapel above ground and a burial chamber in the rock...

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From El-Rizeiqat , tomb of Sobekmose, burial chamber, north and west walls. 1908: discovered and dismantled by Emile Baraize of the Egyptian Antiquities Service and sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1954: acquired by the MFA through exchange with the Metropolitan Musem of Art, New York.

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

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

Object Place

el-Rizeiqat, Egypt


Height x width (west wall): 172 x 218 cm (67 11/16 x 85 13/16 in.) Height x width (north wall): 172 x 316 cm (67 11/16 x 124 7/16 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief