Painted raised relief fragment - 910.34.84_1


Painted raised relief fragment

Geography: Excavated at the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC or Roman
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
8.7 x 8 x 2 cm
Object number: 910.34.84
Not on view
DescriptionAlthough this fragment has been housed with others from the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep at Deir el Bahari, for a hundred years, it does not match any others in content or colouring.  Neither the Mayweed (daisy) motif nor the freehand style of the painting is attested at Akh Isut.  The red element at lower right may be the heel of a man's foot.   It's possible that this fragment came from a much later phase of decoration.
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