Relief with cartouche of Thutmosis III - ROM2018_16270_47


Relief with cartouche of Thutmosis III

Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
17.6 × 26.8 × 5.5 cm
Object number: 989X2.5
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt

This limestone fragment retains enough detail for Egyptologists to read the name of the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh, Thutmosis III.  In the right side cartouche, only the end of a standard, on which Thoth, or Djehuty, once perched remains. The more complete side shows fragments of all three elements of the king’s throne name, or praenomen: Menkheperre.  There are still traces of yellow, blue, red and black pigment.

This piece may come from the 1902-1904 excavations of Flinders Petrie at Abydos.  Though the most impressive remains at Abydos are 19th Dynasty, kings of most periods were represented by chapels, cenotaphs, or temples.

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