Relief fragment - 910.34.106_1

910.34.106_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:
14 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm
Object number: 910.34.106
Not on view
DescriptionThis fragment from the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep shows part of the sail of a large ship, along with some of the rigging.  The pattern on the sail was not carved, but only painted, and so is difficult to determine.
Though part of a nautical scene, it is not possible to determine to which specific kind of scene (boat procession, trading, warfare) this piece belonged.
Collection:
Egypt
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