Relief



Accession Number
W1371
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath senet board, Drawer 1
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural decoration, Relief
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Thutmose III
Material
Stone/minerals
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Qurna
Measurements
Length: 180mm | Height: 155mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A relief from the mortuary temple of Thuthmose III at Kurna, on the west bank at Thebes. It is made of sandstone painted with blue, white and red paint. The square at the top reads ‘hnkt ‘nkh Mn-khpr-Re’ which means ‘Offering Life to Menkheperre’. Menkheperre Re is the name of Thuthmose III and means ‘Enduring is the Form of Re’. Ricke excavated part of the temple in 1930 (Ricke 1939). The item was part of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection purchased at auction by Henry Wellcome at a Sotheby’s auction of 1906 (probably lot 57 or 58).

Bibliography

Dolinska, M. 2007. ‘Temples at Deir el-Bahari in the New Kingdom’ in B. Haring and A. Klug (eds.), Ägyptologische Tempeltagung. Funktion und Gebrauch altägyptischer Tempelräume. Leiden, 4.-7. September 2002 , Wiesbaden. 71–87. Hayes, W. 1960. ‘A Selection of Tuthmoside Ostraca from Der El-Bahri’, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 46, 29–53. Lacau, P. and Chevrier, H. 1977. Une chapelle d’Hatshepsout à Karnak. Paris. Laskowski, P. 2006. ‘Monumental Architecture and the Royal Building Program of Thutmose III’, in E. Cline and D. O’Connor (eds.), Thutmose III: A New Biography. Ann Arbor, 183–237. Metawi, D. 2013.’A brother for Thutmose III (Cairo Museum BN 104)’, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 99, 101–116. Ricke, H. 1939. Der Totentemple Thutmoses III (BABA 2,1), Cairo. Wiercinska, J. 2010. ‘The change of dimensions of the bark of Amon in the light of recent studies on the temple of Tuthmosis III at Deir el Bahari’, in M. Dolinska and H. Beinlich (eds.), Ägyptologische Tempeltagung. Interconnections between Temples. Warschau, 22.–25. September 2008. Wiesbaden, 221–231.

Inscription

mn-ḫpr-rꜥ ḥnkt-ꜥnḫ Menkheperre Henketankh

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 19 Jan 2021

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