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Talatat: River scene with royal barges and tow boats

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Limestone talatat depicting two towboats, each carrying a kiosk that contains a sphinx trampling enemies.

Provenance

From el-Amarna but found at Hermopolis. June 27, 1974: Basel sale: Muenzen und Medaillen A. G., Werke aegyptischer Kunst, Auktion 49, no. 24; by 1989: with Charles Ede, London; 1989: purchased by the MFA from Charles Ede, October 26, 1989. (Accession Date: April 28, 1989)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1353–1336 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.5 x 51.5 x 5.3 cm (8 7/8 x 20 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.104

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief