domingo, 4 de septiembre de 2016

Temple wall fragment carved in relief

Temple wall fragment carved in relief
This is one of numerous relief fragments from a series of offering-bearers or courtiers, retrieved by the Egypt Exploration Fund in the clearance of the temple of king Nebhepetra Mentuhotep on the West Bank at Thebes. This fragment shows the head and upper body of a man with shaven hair and both arms extended to the right. The irregular position of the nearer arm indicates an energetic action, and the figure may belong to a scene of butc...hery that was part of the preparation of meat-offerings for the royal cult.
Present location NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
Inventory number 1906:353
Dating MENTUHOTEP II/NEBHEPETRE
Archaeological Site DEIR EL-BAHARI
Category RELIEF
Material LIMESTONE
Technique RELIEF; PAINTED; CARVED
Height 17 cm
Width 11 cm
Depth 5 cm
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