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Reliefs of Thutmose III

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Two fitted sandstone slabs forming a corner (block b includes the corner); sunk relief with blue pigment depicting: (a) Tuthomsis III, facing right, with vulture above, before the ram-headed Khnum who holds a was-scepter; (b) a similar scene, reversed; both blocks also carry vertical columns of...

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Provenance

Kumma, temple of Amenhotep II (reused in foundation). 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition ); 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Kumma, Sudan

Dimensions

height x width (a/b): 88.6 x 112/106.5 cm (34 7/8 x 44 1/8/41, 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1510a-b

Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief