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Relief of a worshipping king

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This fragment of limestone bears a figure in sunk relief of a king wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt, facing let, with his hands raised in an attitude of worship. The original composition must have shown him facing a deity. No paint is preserved.


From Semna, Main N-S street. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 15, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1186 B.C.


Semna, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x length: 10.8 x 14 x 28.5 cm (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief