Relief fragment - 910.34.71_1


Relief fragment

Geography: Possibly excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
13 x 7.7 x 2 cm
Object number: 910.34.71
Not on view

This fragment the back leg of a man, probably a soldier, who is facing left, carrying a shield. The diagonal line across his kilt and the shield may be a spear. The hand of another person can be seen at the extreme right. 

While this piece came to the Royal Ontario Museum from Charles Trick Currelly's work in Egypt between 1906 and 1908, the provenance is not certain.  It appears to belong to the battle scenes of the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep. The man's kilt resembles those in 910.34.

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