Relief fragment - 910.34.88_1


Relief fragment

Geography: Excavated at the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC or later
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
16 x 9.6 x 4.2 cm
Object number: 910.34.88
Not on view

A king wearing a red crown stands or sits in front of a small fan.  He holds a flail in front of him.  Above him, in what appears to be a separate register, are images of two deities, the vulture goddess Nekhbet and the cobra goddess Wadjet or Edjo.  The deities and several other elements are coloured a golden yellow. Neither the style nor the colouration matches the rest of the decorationfrom the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep.

It may be Ptolemaic.

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