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Tomb relief of Mose

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Fragment of limestone sunk relief from the tomb of Mose. Mose is shown on the left, wearing pleated garments and with the shaven head of a priest. He raises his arms in reverence to the goddess Isis, who faces him on the right. Between them is an offering table laden with food and floral offerings.


By 1974: with Jean Loup Despras, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Loup Despras, May 8, 1974.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

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Height x width: 38 x 54 cm (14 15/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief