Relief fragment - 910.34.35_1

910.34.35_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:
22 x 13 x 5.2 cm
Object number: 910.34.35
Not on view
Description

This limestone relief fragment of the head of a man formed part of the decoration of the Akh-Isut Temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep at Deir el Bahari. The man's face retains its red colouring, and his hair or wig is still dark.  In front of him is an inscription containing a bird, either Gardiner's G38, the white-fronted goose, or G39, a pintail duck. Fragments of other glyphs are above the man's head.

The original location and function  of the piece in the temple's decoration has not been determined.

Collection:
Egypt
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