Relief fragment - 910.34.92_1

910.34.92_1

Relief fragment

Medium:Limestone
Geography: Excavated at the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
Dimensions:
16.8 x 4.2 x 7.1 cm
Object number: 910.34.92
Not on view
DescriptionThe hawk head identifies this fragment from the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep as belonging to a ship, probably the stern of a papyrus skill.  The green oblique element at upper left may be an oar or pole.
Although clearly part of a nautical scene, the type of scene and the original location and function  of the piece in the temple's decoration have not been determined.
Collection:
Egypt
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